87-Year-Old Man Struck on Crosswalk Outside Saint Adelaide Parish

The victim was transported to Mass. General Hospital where he was recovering from his injuries Sunday evening.

An 87-year-old man was transported to Mass. General Hospital after he was struck while in the crosswalk in front of Saint Adelaide Parish Sunday afternoon. 

According to Peabody Police Lt. William Cook, the incident happened at about 1 p.m. on Lowell Street. Westbound traffic was temporarily detoured through the church parking lot until police cleared from the scene.

The victim was reportedly crossing the street, coming from the church side, when he was struck by a Buick LeSabre.

Reports say the pedestrian went into traumatic arrest at the scene and police confirmed he was the only person transported to the hospital.

CBS Boston reported later in the afternoon that the man was recovering at the hospital.

The driver did stop after the accident and speak with police. A Mass. State Police Reconstruction team also responded to the scene to investigate the accident.

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Stephen Raymond January 29, 2013 at 09:31 PM
What terrible news. Very very saddened to hear this news. May he rest in peace. My heart goes out to the family of the deceased and to the driver as well.
J January 30, 2013 at 01:31 PM
I never even thought about speed bumps, I was thinking pedestrian controlled red lights, but speed bumps are a cheaper more realistic idea. You should pitch that idea to the city, it's a great idea. One on each side of the road right before a crosswalk would be perfect.
Mary White January 31, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. It is with sadness that i am giving you the update on Theodore "Ted" Buttner. Ted passed away the same night he was hit by the car. The arrangements we have here at Saint Joseph's Church in Sommerville are these. Ted will be waked today at Brown - Flaherty Funeral Home, 261 Washington Street, Somerville, MA . The visiting hours are 4:00 PM to 8:00 Pm and the Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM at Saint Joseph's Church across from the Funeral home. Ted will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetary, Everett, MA. Ted was a WWII Veteran and served in the United States Navy God Bless you all for your thoughts and prayers
Bob Croce February 01, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Just to let people know that, in an effort to make sure this horrible tragedy doesn't happen to someone else, there's a special meeting at City Hall on Feb. 12th to talk about safety in front of the church. The details are in this post: http://bit.ly/11d6fUz
Stephen Raymond February 02, 2013 at 04:26 AM
Mr. Croce, I feel that you should remove the link to your politically motivated blog article. The rest of your post is fine.


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