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Pedestrian Accident Hospitalizes Mom, Kids, Driver

Concord Police say a driver on her way to dialysis struck a mother and two young children at Wintrhop Street and Commonwealth Avenue in West Concord.

A mother, two young children and a woman who was on her way to dialysis are all hospitalized this morning after a pedestrian accident in West Concord.

Police are still investigating the specifics of the accident, but at the scene this morning Sgt. Jack Kennedy said it appears an elderly woman driving a Toyota Camry down Commonwealth Avenue struck the woman and children as she attempted to turn left onto Winthrop Street. 

Both of the childern were young boys, according to Kennedy. The younger appears to have been in a stroller and the older was either on or riding a small bicycle with training wheels. 

All four people involved in the accident were initially transported to nearby , Kennedy said. The younger boy, police said was about 20 months old, was then life-flighted to Children's Hospital in Boston.

Shortly before 10 a.m. this morning, police said they were awaiting the Mass State Police's accident reconstruction team.

And stay tuned to Patch. Kennedy said he would release more details as they are available.

Mrs.Murphy February 04, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I drove past this on my way to work, on my way home they were still there and I saw the stroller and bike. My heart broke for the families involved, If they need anything please make it known so we are able to help. You have to drive as careful as you can through these areas. Very sad news.
Dubya is just wrong February 05, 2012 at 03:03 AM
The dirty little secret has less to do with too many cars and more to do with people driving who should not be, and everyone (pedestrians and bikers and drivers) acting as if they are impervious to danger and that they own the road. If we all acted with a little more patience, self-awareness and courtesy, perhaps accidents like this would be less frequent. NOTE: I am NOT specifying fault in this particular situation and have no perspective there. I wasn't there and there are 100's of reasons to explain why this happened. But to explain it based on building permits is ridiculous.
Susan Cooke February 05, 2012 at 05:19 PM
The building permit explanation is valid in my book. I lived in Los Angeles for nine years recently and that is really what happened and is happening there. They continue to build these multi multi family apartment buildings bringing more cars to already saturated streets! You should really try to get your city council to outlaw more housing!! And, I too am not saying this is what caused this accident but the saturation is real... don't become another L.A.
nancy gould February 05, 2012 at 05:41 PM
The reasons that accidents happen are many.Pedestrians need to be very aware that all drivers are not always going to see them-not always alert and often impaired by drugs,alcohol,medical issues.They are. Also self-absorbed.The speed is excessive almost all the time. It is the old story the' meism' of the culture.We are all guilty of this,but we need to remember take the responsibity to drive safely .And for those walking don't make any assumptions about that driver heading your way-he may be a potential killer. Those involved -it is very sad- in a split second lives are changed maybe forever. Nancy Gould,Acton
Greg Abazorius February 05, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Thanks for the comments, everyone. Police officials told us they are still investigating the exact cause of the accident. We'll provide an update as soon as we have one.

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