2 pedestrians hit by dump truck in Gloucester

“A preliminary investigation indicates that the two suddenly entered the roadway in the path of the truck when they were struck.”

A man sustained life-threatening injuries when he and a woman were hit by a dump truck in Gloucester Friday morning.

The two were struck by the light-duty dump truck outside 951 Washington St. around 11 a.m., police said in a release.

The man sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and was taken by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital, according to officials. The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to Beverly Hospital by ambulance.

“A preliminary investigation indicates that the two suddenly entered the roadway in the path of the truck when they were struck,” police said. “The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with police.”

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The crash remains under investigation.

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