Jul 26, 2014

Tufts Student in Critical Condition After Getting Hit by Car

Police are searching for witnesses.

Tufts Student in Critical Condition After Getting Hit by Car

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 Powder House Boulevard and Packard Avenue.

The accident happened shortly before 8:20 p.m., and Somerville Police are looking for witnesses to the accident, according to police.

The driver of the car who hit the student, also a Somerville resident, cooperated with investigators, police said, but they believe at least one more person was standing at the intersection when the accident took place and that another vehicle was driving behind the car involved in the accident.

Anyone with information should call (617) 625-1212, police said.

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