- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Police in Brockton say the death of a 61-year-old pedestrian has pushed the number of people struck and killed by vehicles this year to a record nine.

Lt. Kenneth LeGrice said the latest fatality occurred Monday morning, when the unidentified victim was hit while walking along North Pearl Street. He was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

LeGrice says Brockton police and state police are investigating. No charges were immediately brought against the driver.

Police say the nine pedestrians killed so far in 2014 is the highest number in Brockton’s history. Mayor Bill Carpenter last month ordered empty police cruisers to be parked on busy streets to get drivers to slow down.

The Boston Globe (https://bit.ly/15MABks ) reports that the state will install electronic caution signs.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide