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Another pedestrian struck in Quincy

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  December 10, 2012 11:46 AM

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Another pedestrian has been struck in Quincy, the latest in a series of accidents in the city that has city officials searching for answers.

According to police, a 29-year-old man from Weymouth was driving south on Southern Artery around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday near the intersection of Pond Street.

The driver said he was going 35 miles per hour and soon after he passed the Pond Street intersection, a woman stepped into the roadway while walking her dog.

According to the suspect, he attempted to stop but didn’t have enough time, and subsequently hit the victim.

The victim made contact with the car and rolled onto the hood and then to the ground, police said.

Police said the victim was taken to Quincy Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Her dog was not hurt and was taken to a local animal shelter.

Police said the victim was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident and that there were no brake skid marks at the accident site. The accident is still under investigation.

So far this year, there have been over 90 pedestrian accidents in the city of Quincy. In 2011, there were 71 accidents. In 2010, there were 49.

Quincy City Councilors have since made a resolution to find solutions to the accident problems in the city in an effort to hold back the growing trend.

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