Woman Dies After Being Hit By Car In Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – A 31-year-old woman who was hit by a BMW while crossing Memorial Drive in Cambridge Sunday night has died.

Molly Doub was hit by a car on the westbound side of the road around 5 p.m.

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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)

The driver of the 2009 BMW M5 stopped at the scene. Police have not yet determined if charges will be filed against the driver, whose identity has not been released.

Doub was rushed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Sunday night in “extremely critical” condition but died overnight Wednesday.

She was a teacher at International School of Boston. School officials said they are “deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague.”

“Molly was a well liked and respected Math teacher in our Upper School. Our thoughts are with the family and our first duty is to care for our students and our faculty and staff. We ask that people respect the privacy of our community in these difficult times,” the school said in a statement.

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(Image Credit: International School of Boston)

Doub’s father Douglas told WBZ-TV his daughter wanted to help other people as an organ donor, and she has with her heart, liver and lungs. He says she has already saved the lives of five recipients.

The 31-year old-Connecticut native moved to Cambridge two years ago to take a job as a math teacher at the International School of Boston. Her father says it was a good fit for the highly motivated teacher.

Now he awaits the results of the investigation into how the deadly accident happened.

“They are going to get as many facts as they can from witnesses, surveillance cameras, the car and her body,” said Douglas Doub.

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  1. So. Sorry happened to a great friend of mine next. To me over a year ago feel your pain horrible

  2. Trevor Frith says:

    What if there was a way this driver could have started the braking ¾ of a second sooner and stop 30 – 40 feet shorter. There is. Sad that those in charge of driver legislation and training refuse to teach student drivers the safer left foot braking method and ban driving instructors from teaching the very complicated and difficult to maintain especially for older drivers, inefficient(poor stopping distance) and dangerous (right foot pedal errors) right foot braking on automatic cars. See DOT HS 811 597 and 812 058. Score to date 30,000 – 150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. The price men are apparently willing to pay to maintain their systemic belief in right foot braking on automatic cars even though they have zero scientific justification. As one transportation “expert” said “That’s the way it’s always been taught”!

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