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Thomas Ryan, 61, killed in pedestrian accident while crossing Route 27 on his way to work in Brockton, Massachusetts
Modified Date:Sun, 12/14/2014 - 4:57pm
Accident Date:Monday, December 1, 2014
“We saw the old man, it was very dark. The old man was going across the street so he slowed down. Then we saw this car coming by, going to speed limit. He honked but it was too late. It was very dark,”
One witness said the man's belongings were flung into the air when he was struck. The belongings, including a shoe and a pack, were still on the street an hour later.
Brockton has been the scene of at least a dozen pedestrian accidents in recent months, several of which were fatal. The accidents prompted Mayor Bill Carpenter and the police to launch a public-safety campaign.
City officials are confirming another pedestrian death on Friday morning, making it the 9th this year. This was the second pedestrian-related fatality this week, as 61 year old Thomas Ryan was struck and killed on Monday morning while crossing Route 27.
A 61-year-old man was on his way to work when he crossed Route 27 and was hit by a car. Witnesses say it was very dark and the driver could not see the pedestrian. The driver stopped to help, and the man was rushed to a medial center where he died. His name has not been released.
County:Plymouth County, MA