CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A person was hit and killed by a truck right in the heart of Harvard Square Tuesday morning, according to police.
The victim was pulled from under the truck after bystanders flagged down the driver, according to witnesses.
The woman, later identified as Sharon Hamer, 67, was rushed to the hospital, where she later died.
According to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Hamer was not in a crosswalk when she was hit by the truck near the Out of Town Newsstand.
Officers are on-scene of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in #HarvardSquare next to Out of Town News.— Cambridge Police👮🏽 (@CambridgePolice) September 17, 2019
Traffic will be impacted in the immediate area. Expect delays and seek alternate routes. #CambMA pic.twitter.com/swpgEi0v5C
Getting awful word that a commercial truck was involved in this morning's serious crash w/ a pedestrian in Harvard Sq. Trucks pose the greatest danger to vulnerable users & we must redouble our efforts to improve truck safety. @WalkBoston @StreetsBoston @cambbikesafety— Jan Devereux (@jandev) September 17, 2019
Traffic was diverted as part of the square was shut down for the investigation.
The truck remained in the intersection for a while and two bus routes were detoured.
DA Marian Ryan says the crash is under investigation but did not say if charges were expected.
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