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Pedestrian Suffers Serious Head Injury in Hit-and-run Car Crash


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According to The Sun Chronicle, a 60-year-old man is in serious condition after being hit by a car in Attleboro, Massachusetts, on Tuesday evening.

Details of Pedestrian Hit-and-run Wreck

The elderly pedestrian was walking along North Main Street near Peck Street at around 5:30 p.m. local time when the injury accident occurred. Officials say a vehicle wrecked into the 60-year-old man before fleeing from the scene.

The man was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital before being moved to Rhode Island Hospital due to his injuries. The Sun Chronicle reports that the victim sustained a head injury in the crash.

The Sun Chronicle reports that a dark colored car was being towed near the pedestrian accident scene, but it is unclear if the vehicle was involved in the hit-and-run. In addition, officials investigated a report of a woman that said her vehicle was damaged, but she did not recall how it happened.

Information on Pedestrian Accidents

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 4,884 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2014.
  • On average, a pedestrian died every 2 hours and sustained injuries every 8 minutes in traffic crashes.
  • Eighteen percent of crashes resulting in pedestrian deaths involved a hit-and-run driver in 2014.
  • Pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Ninety percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2014 involved a single vehicle.

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