Janet R. Graham was walking across Lincoln Street, which did not have a designated crosswalk due to construction nearby, when she was struck by the car of Joyce M. Annetts. Graham would die of injuries sustained in the collision. Annetts was found responsible for failing to slow down, according to MassLive, but was not charged with motor vehicle homicide by driving negligently.
The wrongful death lawsuit claims that Annetts had sufficient amount of time to react and to avoid hitting Graham. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that the construction company did not have proper signage and safety measures in place while performing construction, reports MassLive.
The City of Worcester has denied liability, according to MassLive.
The following information is provided by the National Highway traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).