In the immediate aftermath of a pedestrian accident, it is not always clear exactly what happened. The potential for serious injury or even death is obviously substantial when a larger enclosed vehicle collides with a pedestrian on Massachusetts roadways. Initial reports of a pedestrian versus car accident in Malden in early January provided scant details of the tragedy.
This much is known. A car struck two pedestrians near a gas station on Broadway in Malden. A photo of the accident scene shows a damaged SUV and police tape cordoning off an area of the roadway. The front of the vehicle shows significant damage, and debris is strewn about the road in front of it.
In all, three ambulances were reportedly called to the scene, and both pedestrians were said to have been transported to the hospital. One victim’s injuries were described as serious enough to warrant a trauma alert and admission to Massachusetts General Hospital. Though each pedestrian was reportedly seriously injured, no further details were provided. The car driver was described as unhurt but apparently distraught over the incident. It was not immediately clear if an arrest was made or if criminal charges are contemplated.