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Authorities investigating a pair of Massachusetts pedestrian accidents

A 60-year-old woman was seriously injured in a Massachusetts pedestrian accident on Monday, while crossing Route 9 with her dog, the Boston Globe reported.

Police found the woman lying in the median strip on Route 16 when they arrived about 3:30 p.m. Authorities believe she was struck by a Jeep traveling west on Route 9. The woman was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with a head injury. The driver of the Jeep was unhurt; the dog was taken to an animal hospital with minor injuries.

Cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Also on Monday, a Sharon pedestrian accident claimed the life of a man on Route 1. The man was struck and killed by a pickup truck, according to ABC 5.

Massachusetts State Police responded to the scene at about 8:45 a.m. after the 1998 Chevy truck, driven by a 51-year-old Dedham man, struck and killed the pedestrian.

Witnesses said the man walked into the path of the truck; cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Spring and summer is a dangerous time for Massachusetts pedestrian accidents. Statewide, 75 people were killed and 363 seriously injured as a result of pedestrian accidents in 2008, accounting for 20 percent of all Massachusetts traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic safety Administration.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Massachusetts pedestrian accident, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.