Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, pedestrian fatalities are reaching record territory as reckless driving plagues the nation’s roadways.
Massachusetts is no exception. On Dec. 15, 2021, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car in Brighton. A month earlier, a 37-year-old man landed in the hospital after being struck by a car in Norwood. In October, a school bus hit and killed a woman walking her dogs in Mattapan. A few months earlier, a pick-up truck struck a child in Dorchester.
Unfortunately, the list of Massachusetts pedestrians who have sustained severe or fatal injuries after being struck by cars and trucks in recent months is too long to list here.