71-year-old Marie Stewart, and Everett crossing guard, is reportedly in critical condition after she was hit by a Massachusetts Water Resources Authority pickup truck this morning. Stewart reportedly has been hemorrhaging on both sides of her head following the Middlesex County pedestrian accident.
The driver of the truck that struck her, a 67-year-old Dorchester man, had been headed to Chelsea at the time. He was reportedly so distressed from the Everett pedestrian accident that he was taken to a local hospital.
According to the Boston Herald, Stewart has complained multiple times in the past about drivers almost hitting her. Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital have said that her condition is grave.
State Police are trying to determine what happened. It is unclear at the time whether Stewart was guiding kids across the street when she was hit by the pickup.
In Massachusetts, our Boston injury lawyers represent pedestrians and car crash victims throughout the state. Pedestrian accidents can happen for different reasons. A negligent driver may be at fault or pedestrian error may have been a factor. There also may be other causes, such as a poorly designed pedestrian lane, a faulty traffic light, or a defective motor vehicle.
Because Massachusetts abides by a system of modified comparative negligence when it comes to personal injury, as long as an injured party is no more than 50% at fault in causing his/her injuries, financial recovery is a possibility. It is important that you work with a Boston motor vehicle crash law firm that knows how to fight for your compensation and can prove that others were liable.
There even may be more than one responsible, such as a negligent driver and/his her employer. Also, if you were injured while on the job, you are likely entitled to Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits.
Seriously injured Everett school crossing guard spoke of near-misses before, Boston.com, May 23, 2012
Crossing guard struck by pickup truck, WCVB, May 23, 2012
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