Pedestrian struck and killed outside local hospital
BRIGHTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A man struck by a truck outside St. Elizabeth's hospital died Monday afternoon.
An 18-wheeler was towed away from the scene with Boston police following closely behind.
It happened near a rear entrance, near the corner of Nevins and Warren Streets.
“One of our co-workers came back and said someone got killed right outside the hospital, and it was a shock, it was shocking,” said Terry Armstrong, a hospital employee.
The truck says ‘Angelica’ on it. It's a company that provides linens to hospitals, with an office in Somerville.
Police aren’t saying much about the incident and wouldn't say if the victim was a hospital employee, a visitor or a patient.
One hospital worker said the side entrance at St. Elizabeth's doesn't have a lot of foot traffic normally, and even less during a holiday.
“It’s Christmas Eve, so there are not many people at the hospital. I mean at the front lobby, people come and go quite frequently, but at the back, not as much,” said Armstrong.
Boston police said the truck driver has not been charged in this case, but the investigation is ongoing.