Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Theodore Buttner, 87, was hit by a car after attending church in Peabody on Sunday. He died hours later.
Peabody police confirm that an elderly male pedestrian from Somerville who was struck by a car on Sunday has died. Detective Michael Crane, speaking Tuesday, said the man, 87-year-old Theodore Buttner, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Sunday afternoon a few hours after he was admitted. The accident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. outside Saint Adelaide Parish on Lowell Street. Police said that afternoon that Buttner was crossing the street, in the crosswalk, when he was hit by a 2004 Buick LeSabre. Crane said witnesses identified Buttner as a regular parishioner at the church. He said the Buick was operated by an 84-year-old Peabody man who did stop at the scene once he realized what happened. It is unclear if the vehicle …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Police are searching for witnesses.
Update, 12:30 p.m.: No charges have been filed at this time against the driver in a pedestrian accident that sent a Tufts student to the hospital in critical condition, according to an announcemnt from Somerville Police. Police are still looking for witnesses. They believe there was a pedestrian at the intersection who may have seen the accident. They also believe there was a car traveling in the opposite direction at the time of the accident. (The original article, below, suggested the other car was traveling in the same direction.) Original story: A 21-year-old Tufts student who lives in Somerville was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital Thursday night and is in critical condition after getting hit by a car at the intersection of …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The officer is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into an incident in which he allegedly bumped into a pedestrian with his car.
A Somerville parking enforcement officer is on paid administrative leave after allegedly spitting on and "bumping" a pedestrian with his car. The incident happened Aug. 14, at about 10:40 a.m., on Dane Street, according to a Somerville police report. According to the report, the victim told police he was crossing Dane Street in a crosswalk when the parking enforcement officer—Anthony Silvestri, 58, of 252 Medford St.—drove up Dane Street and stopped short so as not to hit the victim. After the narrow miss, the victim and Silvestri got into a heated argument, according to the report. The victim told police Silvestri spat on him then drove up Dane Street and into a parking lot, where he turned around and waited on the parking-lot ramp, the …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
A 26-year-old Somerville woman received serious injuries in the accident, which happened Wednesday evening.
A 26-year-old Somerville woman was struck by a car on Mystic Avenue Wednesday evening and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries, according to a statement released by the Massachusetts State Police. The accident happened near 500 Mystic Ave., near the intersection of Shore Drive, at approximately 6:10 p.m. The woman was struck by a 1998 Nissan Sentra, which was driven by a 32-year-old man from Amesbury, according to the state police statement. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time, the statement says. State troppers from the Medford barracks and the Somerville Fire Department responded to the accident. The fire department did not have further information.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A DPW 10-wheeler hit a pedestrian in Union Square Friday morning, sending the woman to the hospital. The accident is under investigation.
Police are investigating a pedestrian accident that sent a woman to the hospital with serious injuries Friday morning. According to Tom Champion, a spokesperson for the city of Somerville, "The accident was between a DPW truck and a pedestrian." He said the Department of Public Works truck was a 10-wheeler. The accident sent the pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries, and the woman's status was upgraded over weekend, Champion said, though he did not know her current status. There were no fatalities in the accident. Champion said Somerville Police and the State Police truck unit were investigating the accident. Somerville Police told Somerville Patch the investigation would take about a month to complete. According to Somerville …