BOSTON - A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in the city's West Roxbury neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Boston Police say the pedestrian was struck around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Centre and Hastings streets. The driver remained on scene.
Police are now trying to figure out why the driver of the car didn’t stop, and whether solar glare had any factor in the crash.
Yelsy Viloroi, who works at The Real Deal deli, told Boston 25 News that the victim and her husband had finished eating pizza there right before the crash occurred. They were ready to cross the street to get to their car.
"They always come here, they are customers. They were eating in here. When they tried to cross the line, the car just hit her. She was flying all the way to the cross line," Viloroi said.
The driver stopped and tried to help the victim, Viloroi said.
WEST ROXBURY: Person was hit by a car on Centre St. & Hastings St.. Police confirm the victim has life threatening injuries. Driver remains on scene. More info to come..@boston25 pic.twitter.com/mum3g8KDtQ— Malini Basu (@WFXTMalini) February 5, 2019
Kanessa Alexander works at the hair salon nearby. She stayed with the driver.
"She was helping the woman out when she first got hit. I thought she was a relative. I thought she was related," Alexander said.
Viloroi described the victim as middle-aged and "a friendly good woman. She’s so nice."
Residents in the area told Boston 25 News that cars are always speeding by this intersection.
Investigators cordoned off the area with yellow police tape, close to a four-door sedan that sat in the intersection.
No charges had been filed as of Tuesday night.
The crash remains under investigation.
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