A recent pedestrian accident is under investigation by the Middlesex District Attorney and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section. The incident in which a pedestrian was injured in an accident reportedly occurred in Holliston in the late afternoon of Christmas Eve. The accident occurred at approximately 5 p.m.
Reportedly, a 57-year-old female pedestrian was crossing a street. A vehicle operated by a 53-year-old man from another state struck the woman, causing her to suffer critical injuries. Emergency workers performed on-site treatment to stabilize the victim's condition at the accident scene before she was rushed to a medical facility in Worcester.
Although there are several crosswalks on the street where the incident occurred, the police report indicates that it is unknown whether the pedestrian was using a crosswalk when the car knocked her down. The motorist accompanied officers to the police station as part of the accident investigation. No charges had reportedly been filed at that time.
Whenever a pedestrian is injured in an accident on a Massachusetts street due to the negligence of a motorist, financial relief may be pursued through civil litigation. Although the victim retains the right to file a personal injury claim in a civil court, a monetary judgment will not be entered unless negligence on the part of the vehicle operator is properly established in court. Once financial liability is determined, the court will consider claims for documented financial and emotional losses sustained, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and more.
Source: metrowestdailynews.com, "Holliston: Woman in critical condition after Wednesday night crash", Amanda Beland, Dec. 24, 2015