Pedestrian Killed in Boston Vehicle Crash in Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON, MA. – November 7, 2018 - According to an online news report from ccenterdispatch.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle November 7, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.*
The collision occurred at approximately 7 a.m. on November 7. A vehicle struck a male pedestrian in Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood. Emergency responders pronounced the man dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.
It is not clear how the crash occurred or whether the pedestrian was walking in a crosswalk at the time. The driver of the vehicle, who has also not been identified, stayed at the scene and called 911. No citations have been issued, and no charges have been filed at this time. Boston police are investigating the accident and have not provided additional details to the public.
According to a report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the United States have been rising at an alarming rate. Pedestrian deaths have risen substantially faster than other types of traffic deaths, increasing by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. In 2007, pedestrian deaths accounted for 11 percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S., and by 2016, that figure rose to 16 percent. Pedestrians are dying in higher numbers in traffic accidents today than at any other time in 33 years.
The report provides state-specific data, which shows that in 2016, Massachusetts had a pedestrian fatality rate of 1.17 per every 100,000 people. New Mexico had the highest pedestrian fatality rate at 3.45 per 100,000, and Nebraska had the lowest rate at 0.68 per 100,000.
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