Pedestrian seriously hurt following Route 1 crash in Norwood

Pedestrian seriously hurt following Route 1 crash in Norwood

NORWOOD, Mass. — A pedestrian was seriously injured following a two-vehicle crash in Norwood Friday.

The man had just left Jake and Joe’s Sports Grille and was walking on the sidewalk or along the edge of Route 1 when he was struck by one or both vehicles after they collided with one another, Norwood Police Chief Bill Brooks said.

“The two vehicles traveling southbound initially in two different lanes apparently made contact,” Brooks said. “As a result of that contact, they both went off the road, one of them apparently spinning - you see that it’s facing the wrong direction - and one or both struck the pedestrian.”

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While police said the pedestrian’s injuries were serious, it was unclear if they were life-threatening. He was conscious and talking to first responders and was taken by Boston MedFlight to a Boston hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck, who declined to give his name to Boston 25 News or speak on camera, said he was driving in the right-hand lane on his way to pick up his son, when the other driver suddenly sped up and abruptly cut in front of him, forcing him to hit that SUV and send it spinning into the victim.

“The guy came out of nowhere, crossed my nose. I didn’t have a chance,” the driver of the truck said. “He was doing excessive speed on the road.”

Norwood police could not immediately confirm that driver’s account, as they were still investigating the accident.

The driver of the SUV was so shaken up he was taken by ambulance to a hospital as a precaution.

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