Woman In ‘Extremely Critical’ Condition After Being Hit By Car In Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — A woman is in extremely critical condition after she was struck by a car in Cambridge Sunday.

The 31-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was crossing Memorial Drive at Magazine Street when she was hit by a BMW around 5 p.m.

The driver, a 56-year-old Boston man, stopped.  The woman was rushed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

The car had a shattered windshield and a smashed side view mirror after the crash.

 

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A BMW with damage on the windshield was taken away from the scene at Memorial Drive in Cambridge where a pedestrian was struck (WBZ-TV)

Marc Heimlich witnessed it.

“There were three people that surrounded her. I think one was giving her mouth-to-mouth and there was another guy that was kind of in the street just trying to tell cars to go single file,” he explained to WBZ-TV.

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Investigators on Memorial Drive in Cambridge where a pedestrian was struck (WBZ-TV | Jim Smith)

Investigators remained at the scene for hours. The road re-opened about four hours later.

There’s no word yet if the driver will face any charges.

Comments

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  1. Gary Smiley says:

    Just several feet away is a pedestrian ramp that goes over Memorial Drive. This is not the first pedestrian accident in this location. Several years ago a teen was killed in the same place.

  2. Gary – this was just to the left of the boathouse (you can see the “no left turn” sign for traffic entering Mem Drive at Starbucks) so it’s mid-way between Pleasant St. and the overpass – about a quarter mile each way.

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