According to a report from Boston.com, Gayle Johnson was struck and killed by an MBTA bus as she was trying to get home from her job in Wellington Circle in the mailroom of a bank. The fifty-two year old as identified as the person who was struck by the bus and then drug down the street. The accident occurred in the 400 block of Broadway near a fire station in Revere.
Woman May Have Been Struck by Same Bus She Rode
Johnson’s sister stated that the bus which killed her may have been the same one that she rode home from work every night. This has not been confirmed by authorities. Car accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents such as this bus accident, kill thousands of people each year in the United States. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a crash, give Car Accidents Lawyer Doug Lovenberg a call today.
Driver Investigated in Bus Accident
The fifty-six year old bus driver was not charged in the accident, and showed no visible signs of impairment. Jake Wark, who is a spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s office, stated that the driver had taken alcohol and drug testing as is mandatory in any MBTA accident, but the results were subpoenaed by the investigators of the case.
The District Attorney of Suffolk County, Dan Conley stated, “Since its first moments, this has been a careful and methodical investigation. Ms Johnson and her loved ones deserve nothing less than our best efforts.” He went on to explain that the reconstruction unit of the State Police, and other investigators on the case were working to determine various facts, including the speed of the vehicle at the time of the accident. Surveillance footage from the area will also be used in the investigation.
Thousands of Pedestrians Killed in Car Accidents Annually
According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Administration, over four thousand pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year in the United States. Pedestrians vs car accidents make up three percent of all annual deaths in the country. Most of these accidents happen at night, with seventy-three percent of them occurring in urban areas. In most cases, pedestrian accidents are caused by distracted drivers who were texting while driving, driving under the influence (DUI), speeding, or recklessly driving. DUI Lawyer Doug Lovenberg understands how Melanie’s Law has changed the penalties for such accidents. When involved in a pedestrian accident, twenty percent of drivers will flee the scene of the crime instead of calling for help for the victim. If you need a good Car Accidents Lawyer in Massachusetts, give Boston Attorney Doug Lovenberg a call today.