Traffic safety in the Sullivan Square area received heightened attention this week after two individuals were struck by vehicles less than a week apart, with one of the victims being fatally injured.
On Tuesday, a pedestrian was struck by a car near the rotary in Sullivan Square around 11:30 a.m. The victim, identified as a 70-year-old man, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital but is expected to survive, according to the Boston Herald.
Last Thursday, Owner McGrory, 31, of Chelsea, was struck and killed while riding his bike in the area of Cambridge and Spice streets on the afternoon of Thursday, April 3. A Swampscott man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death, and a not-guilty please was entered on his behalf in Charlestown Municipal Court. McGrory's wife spoke out about the incident this week.
The investigation of both traffic-related incidents are ongoing.
An acquaintance of the victim involved in Tuesday's incident told the Herald the Sullivan Square area is a hazard for pedestrians, and a spokeswoman for the office of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said that having more than one dangerous incident in the area within a week was "alarming," according to the Herald.
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