BU Student Struck by Car on Comm Ave
Was headed to T, sustained leg injuries
A BU student was struck by an SUV as she crossed the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, sustaining serious leg injuries. The 20-year-old woman was headed for an inbound Green Line trolley when the blue PT Cruiser struck her. The male driver stopped immediately, got out of the car, and stayed with the injured woman until she was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital by Boston EMS. Police received multiple 911 calls, BU Police Department Captain Robert Molloy says, and emergency vehicles were at the scene within minutes. The incident is being investigated by Boston Police. No charges have been filed.
“It looked like this girl was running to catch the T when the blue car struck her,” says passerby Brooke Singman (COM’14), who saw the accident and stayed with, and tried to comfort, the injured woman until the ambulance arrived. “The car wasn’t going so fast,” according to Singman. “She fell to the ground and kept crying not to tell her mom.” She was by herself “so I offered to go to the hospital with her, so they gave me her phone and her glasses, but then they left without me.”
The driver of the MBTA trolley also got out to offer help, as did people from Student Health Services, which is at the corner of Comm Ave and Buick Street. Molloy describes the woman as conscious, but with serious leg injuries.
BU Police dispatched three officers to the scene, which slowed inbound traffic for just under an hour. “We’re always concerned about pedestrians crossing at these busy intersections, and encourage people to always be aware of traffic on Comm Ave, whether the light is green or not,” Molloy says.
The unidentified student remains at Brigham & Women’s Hospital where she is listed in stable condition.44 Comments