Teen cited after hitting three pedestrians
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A 17-year-old driver has been cited after seriously injuring two pedestrians in Boston.
Two adults were walking their 1-year-old in a stroller when the vehicle came toward them. They were about to push their child mostly out of harm’s way.
“It was a loud noise there was a woman screaming afterwards, it was really bad,” Julie Wong, a nearby resident, said.
Police say that the 17-year-old driver was going too fast when she came to the intersection. They said she came to a car that was stopped and then swerved into oncoming traffic and that was when she hit the man and woman crossing the street. It's amazing to look at video of the stroller that the child was in and know the baby was within inches of getting hit by that car.
Witnesses told police a 17-year-old driver was speeding and crossed into oncoming traffic to turn left. Police said the driver lost control and witnesses said the man and woman acted in a split second to save the child.
“I heard a large, loud, metallic crash. It sounded like a couple dumpsters hitting the ground. Hit two parents who were pushing a baby stroller and the parents managed to push the stroller away so the baby would be safe,” said one witness.
The driver apparently lost control after the accident, hitting the side of a nearby building and taking out a light post. The road was shut down for hours as investigators met with the 17-year-old driver.
The driver faces several citations. The police investigation continues. The man and woman were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. The baby was unhurt but was brought to the hospital as a precaution. The toddler was released from the hospital just hours after the crash. Both parents remain hospitalized in serious condition.