A woman was struck and fatally injured by a shuttle bus this morning as she was crossing the intersection of Ruggles Street and Huntington Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. The woman, about 30 years old, is not yet named by the authorities.
The accident occurred at 8:49 am near the Wentworth Institute of Technology and Longwood Medical Area.
The victim was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she died from her injuries sustained in the crash.
According to witness accounts to the police, the woman was caught under the bus.
The bus is a Longwood Medical
Area shuttle, operated by Paul Revere Transportation.
We are deeply sorry for the woman’s death in this tragic bus-pedestrian accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Statistics
In 2009, 4,092 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles in the United States. Of them, 56 were struck and killed by buses, mostly while crossing an intersection, or walking in a roadway.
According to NHTSA data, 343 were killed during the morning hours between 6 am and 9 am.
This fatal accident remains under police investigation. If investigators determine that the bus driver was at fault in this accident, the driver could be held liable for the pedestrian's wrongful death.
In case the accident was caused by negligence or wrongdoing, the victim’s family could seek compensation to cover medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages.
An experienced Boston personal injury lawyer will also be able to determine whether a dangerous roadway condition was a contributing factor in the accident. If that was the case, the city or government agency responsible for maintaining the roadway could also be held liable.
The car accident lawyers at Kiley Law Group have 30 years of experience and successful track record of obtaining seven figure wins for clients in auto accident cases, medical malpractice, child birth injuries, brain injuries, and other personal injury cases.
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