At 9:39 AM today Massachusetts State Troopers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Morton Street and Selden Street in Dorchester. The pedestrian, a 91-year-old Dorchester man, suffered life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary investigation by State Police patrols and investigative units determined that a 2007 BMW SUV was being operated inbound on Morton Street by a 62-year-old Dorchester man. Simultaneously, the pedestrian was attempting to cross Morton. When the BMW entered the intersection it struck the pedestrian in the roadway.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was in a crosswalk when he was struck.
The driver pulled over and stopped and was interviewed by State Police detectives.
The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Beth Israel Hospital, where he remains in critical condition at this time.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing to determine whether criminal charges are warranted. That investigation is being conducted by the State Police-Milton Barracks, the State Police Troop H Detective Unit, the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
All lanes were reopened at the crash scene just after noon.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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