Boston, MA 18-wheeler Accident Kills Pedestrian at Andrew Square
Boston, MA -- September 29, 2020, one person was killed as the result of an accident where an 18-wheeler hit them in Andrew Square.
Investigators with the Boston Police Department reported that the crash happened at around 10:47 a.m. at Dorchester Avenue and Southampton Street.
According to initial reports, a person was in the median "adjacent to the Dunkin'" when somehow the tractor-trailer hit them. The truck dragged the victim some distance before stopping.
As a result of the accident, the pedestrian succumbed to fatal injuries. No one else was hurt. At this time, the cause of the accident is unclear.
The exact details in this tragic event aren't clear right now. The news says that the pedestrian was on the median, but somehow the truck hit them? Did they attempt to cross in the path of the truck, or did the truck somehow go onto the median? Perhaps something on the trailer was sticking out too far and hit the pedestrian. There's really no way to say for sure until there's been a more thorough investigation. What people should keep in mind is that even if signs point to the truck driver doing something wrong, the trucking company will likely have a different explanation to defend themselves. Whether it's to overcome those tactics or to simply find out exactly what happened, victims and families need to ensure they have all the facts as soon as possible. Tracking down witnesses and possibly nearby security footage will likely prove vital here.