A Whitman, Massachusetts, man was killed and a 4-year-old girl was seriously injured Sunday in a pedestrian accident. According to The Brockton Enterprise, the accident happened at around 2:00 p.m. on Route 27, also known as Temple Street.
The Whitman Police Department indicates that a vehicle had stopped in the roadway for the man and girl to cross the street; however, the 46-year-old driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck attempted to pass the vehicle and struck the pair as they crossed.
While the male victim died at the scene, the young girl was taken to a local hospital where she remains in stable but serious condition.
Further investigation of the driving history of the man at fault for causing the Boston pedestrian accident shows that he has four pages of infractions stemming back more than two decades. Some of those violations include speeding and causing five other collisions.
In fact, he had so many violations last year, he was required to take a driving safety course in order to keep his license. Officials with both the police department and the district attorney’s office have said that charges against the man could be pending the outcome of a full investigation into the incident.
The Massachusetts personal injury lawyers would encourage anyone who has been injured in a collision with a car while on foot to discuss their legal options with an attorney immediately, especially in cases of hit and run accidents.