Dane Shulman Associates, LLC
INJURED? FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP
617-379-1786
FREE CONSULTATION
BOSTON INJURY ATTORNEYS
we’ll get you what’s rightfully yoursand that’s that

contact us today for a
free consultation

We are here to assist with your legal needs, call 617-379-1786 or complete the contact form below. Bold labels are required.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Elderly driver fatally strikes elderly pedestrian in Quincy

Quincy Avenue in Quincy, Massachusetts has two lanes going in either direction. There are sidewalks on either side of the road, but to cross the road there are widely spaced crosswalks at busy intersections.

At about 5:00 in the late afternoon, an 84-year-old man was crossing the street near Kam Man Market Kam Man Market when he was struck by a car driven by a 92-year-old woman. Both the pedestrian and the driver lived in Quincy. The car and pedestrian accident resulted in serious injuries for the pedestrian, who later died as a result.

The 92-year-old driver claims that the 84-year-old was attempting to run across the street and she attempted to stop her car, but was unable to stop in time. The police declined to charge the 92-year-old with a crime, but that doesn't mean that the 84-year-old's family is prevented from holding the 92-year-old driver liable. Perhaps a younger driver would have been able to stop in time.

According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, car accidents increase among drivers after the age of 75 and increases dramatically after age 80. There are age-related declines in vision, cognitive functioning as well as physical changes such as slowed reaction times.

According to news sources, this is the fourth fatal pedestrian accident in Quincy this year among 19 that have occurred. Whether any of the age-related mental or physical changes affected the driver's ability to avoid the fatal accident may need to be determined in court, should the family of the 84-year-old seek to pursue wrongful death litigation.

Source: The Patriot Ledger, "Quincy man, 84, fatally injured in pedestrian accident," Nov. 19, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Injured? Find Out
How We Can Help.

We are proud to serve the people in the communities we live and work in. We don't just work for you, we work because of you.

Contact our offices in Boston to schedule a free consultation about your personal injury or your other legal needs today: Call 617-379-1786 or toll free at 866-942-6740.

right image
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Boston Office
1629 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan Square
Boston, MA 02126

Toll Free: 866-942-6740
Phone: 617-379-1786
Fax: 617-298-3059
Boston Law Office Map