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Quincy Scanner Tales: Pedestrian accidents continue in Quincy

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  December 17, 2012 03:19 PM

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Two more pedestrians were hit in Quincy, bringing the total number of pedestrian accidents to 95 for the year.

On Sunday afternoon, a 72-year-old female accidentally ran over herself with her car.

According to police, the woman stated she had stopped the vehicle in her driveway and got out when it began to roll forward.

The woman slipped and hit her head, and her leg was run over by the car.

Her grandson was riding as a passenger in the car. He said he too got out of the car when it began to roll forward. Police said he didn’t see his grandmother get hit, but only heard her cry out.

According to police, the car was not running but was in the drive position.

The woman was taken to Quincy Medical Center with leg and head injuries.

The next day, another pedestrian was struck by a car.

According to police, a 47-year-old man from Plymouth called officers at 6:05 a.m. Monday morning to say that he hit a 35-year-old man.

The suspect said he was traveling northbound on Burgin Parkway and he slowed for two pedestrians to cross the street. Just as he started to accelerate, another pedestrian dashed out into the road.

Police said that according to the suspect, he was unable to stop in time due to the wet road, subsequently hitting the man with his front bumper.

The pedestrian could not recall any events at the scene and was taken to Quincy Meidcal Center for treatment.

The street was closed for 15 minutes due to the accident.

This year, the accident rate has been higher than in the last several years.

In 2011, there were 71 pedestrians struck in Quincy. In 2010, there were only 49.

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