A pedestrian was killed when they were struck by a car in front of a hospital in Boston's Brighton neighborhood on Wednesday morning.
Boston police said the crash happened around 6:20 a.m. outside of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center on Cambridge Street.
The hospital released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying the victim worked for the institution.
“We are heartbroken by the news of this tragic accident and are providing support to the victim’s family and our colleagues during this very difficult time," the statement said.
Investigators were focused on a crosswalk where it appeared the victim was crossing the road when they were struck by the car. The impact seemed to have thrown the victim several yards in the air.
First responders from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital immediately ran to give the victim aid, but Boston police confirmed the pedestrian died from the serious injuries they sustained in the crash.
The driver of the car involved in the crash appeared to remain on scene. People who live nearby said the area can be dangerous to walk through.
“This street is pretty busy and a lot of times cars just go through here too quick, they just don’t slow down, particularly when they’re coming down the hill towards Brighton Center," nearby resident Jim Long said. “To see that someone lost their life here just trying to cross the street? Oh, it’s terrible.”
Neither Boston police nor the hospital have released the identity of the victim or the driver. It’s unclear whether the driver will face any charges.