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Quincy pedestrian seriously injured near Beal and Newport

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  November 9, 2012 02:53 PM

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Another pedestrian has been seriously injured in Quincy after a car hit a resident early Friday morning.

According to police, a man in his 70s was walking in a crosswalk near Beal Street and Newport Avebe when a car made a left hand turn from Beal to go south on Newport, striking the victim.

Witnesses and the driver said the car had the green light and a green turn arrow. Police were unable to get a statement from the victim, but the driver has not been cited.

The victim was taken to Quincy Medical Center with serious head injuries and later transferred to Boston Medical Center. His current condition is unknown.

According to Quincy Lieutenant Jack Sullivan, the victim is well-known in Quincy and is a fit man who walks to stay in shape.

“Everyone knows this guy walks a lot. It’s hard to believe he would get hit by a car. He’s been walking around the city for years,” Sullivan said

The accident is the second serious accident to occur this week, and the fourth to occur in the last two months.

On Tuesday, a 69-year-old woman was seriously injured while crossing the street. In early October, a Quincy teen was critically injured by a car in Quincy Center. Two other men were injured in a hit-and-run double-pedestrian accident in mid-October.

No drivers have been cited or charged in any of the accidents.

The city is on pace to exceed the 71 pedestrian accidents that occurred in 2011.

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