In the immediate aftermath of a pedestrian accident, it is not always clear what happened. This is all the more true when the driver chooses to leave the scene of an accident. One recent pedestrian versus car accident in Methuen left a Massachusetts woman fighting for her life while the driver apparently chose to leave her there and eventually drive to a police station. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing injury.
The car accident is said to have occurred as the 70-year-old woman was attempting to cross a street shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. The specific details of the crash were not reported, though the driver showed up at police headquarters about a half hour after the collision. He first told police he thought he hit a deer, but 10 minutes later he acknowledged that the significant damage to his car caused him to think he may have hit a person.
A week after the car accident, the victim remained at the Boston Medical Center with critical injuries. She apparently fractured her pelvis and suffered significant trauma. Her long term prognosis was not reported.