BEVERLY (CBS) – A man was seriously injured after he was hit by a car while crossing the street Sunday night in Beverly.

Beverly Police said a 53-year-old man was crossing Cabot Street when he was hit.

The driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with police.

beverly2 Man Hit By Car While Crossing Beverly Street

Police investigate after a man was hit while crossing a Beverly street. (WBZ-TV)

A MedFlight helicopter was flown in to transport the man to a Boston hospital in serious condition.

“I saw someone laying on the ground with people crowded around him. He was immobile. He wasn’t moving,” said Pat Pratt, who witnessed the crash.

Cabot Street was closed while police investigated the crash.

  1. Trevor Frith says:

    We must all care about these types of tragic crashes but we must also ask, would the Google car have stopped in time? What if there was a way this driver could have started the braking ¾ of a second sooner and stopped 30 – 40 feet shorter, perhaps in an even shorter distance than the Google car. There is. Sad that those in charge of driver legislation and training refuse to teach student drivers the safer (But girly!) left foot braking method and ban driving instructors from teaching the very complicated and difficult to mentally maintain especially for older drivers (over 40!), inefficient (poor reaction time and stopping distance) and dangerous (right foot pedal errors) right foot braking on automatic transmission cars. See DOT HS 811 597, DOT HS 812 058and DOT HS 812 431(spaces required). NHTSA insists on calling it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the driver rather than their beloved right foot braking method. Score to date 150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. The price men both in and out of government 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”! This is not about who has the safer braking method but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods! Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?

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