Charges Possible in Pedestrian Accident
Woburn and State Police are still investigating Tuesday's serious pedestrian accident near Leland Park.
The 88-year-old Winchester man who hit a pedestrian with his vehicle Tuesday night could still be charged in the incident, according to Woburn Police.
WPD Det. Ralph Coakley said Friday that the Mass State Police and Woburn Police are still investigating the crash that sent a 31-year-old man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
"No charges [have been filed] as of yet, but that is certainly not finite," said Det. Coakley.
Woburn Police already filed an "immediate threat" with the Registry of Motor Vehicles after the crash. According to the RMV, the charge indicates that authorities believe the driver's "operation of a motor vehicle poses an immediate threat to public safety."
The 31-year-old Arlington Road man was crossing the street at Washington and Erie Tuesday night around 8 p.m. when he was struck by the car. The man had just left Pop Warner football practice with his son when the crash occurred.
According to the police department sketch of the accident, the man was struck on the northbound side of the road and was thrown into the southbound lane several feet further down Washington Street.
According to a Mass General Hospital spokesman, the man is still in "serious" condition. The website Wikipedia defines "serious" condition as: "Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable."