Everett school crossing guard suffers life threatening injuries when hit by MWRA truck

May 23, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston.com

An Everett school crossing guard suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck and by a Massachusetts Water Resources Authority pickup truck this morning while she was at work near the George Keverian Elementary School, authorities said.

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Concerned Citizen

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I see this happen everyday. I cross Main Street every morning at 6:30am to get to the bus stop and no one ever stops while I am crossing in the crosswalk. Do you drivers know it is a State Law to stop for pedestrians!!!!! I get sworn at and yelled at every morning. Now a poor woman with a bright Yellow Jacket get hits by someone not stopping at a crosswalk with children. Is this just ignorance or idiots? You decide.
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May 23, 2012
 
I was wondering why the news trucks were there. God bless her.
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too bad it wasnt the meter maid.
sick of all of you

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stan wrote:
too bad it wasnt the meter maid.
you should be so proud if the person you are for posting like that. God help your family
Everett Mom of 3

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May 23, 2012
 
I drove down Ferry St to bring my son to school just before this happened. I got caught in the traffic on the way back. Ferry Street, especially around Cherry Street, crawls at a snail's pace at that hour. I hope she recovers quickly!
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May 23, 2012
 
Concerned Citizen wrote:
I see this happen everyday. I cross Main Street every morning at 6:30am to get to the bus stop and no one ever stops while I am crossing in the crosswalk. Do you drivers know it is a State Law to stop for pedestrians!!!!! I get sworn at and yelled at every morning. Now a poor woman with a bright Yellow Jacket get hits by someone not stopping at a crosswalk with children. Is this just ignorance or idiots? You decide.
Do you wait for the red/yellow light or just cross when you want to? The law applies to crosswalks without street lights
not sur

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May 23, 2012
 
Light wrote:
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Do you wait for the red/yellow light or just cross when you want to? The law applies to crosswalks without street lights
I actually got stopped once because I had a green light and there was a person who looked like they were going to cross. The cop said that I was suppose to stop whether or not I had a green light. I found that crazy but he said it was the case.
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May 23, 2012
 
Chapter 89 Section 11 of state law says that pedestrians have the right of way only when there isn't a working light at the crosswalk
Everett Resident

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May 23, 2012
 
Pedestrians on the curb near a cross walk -- you sometimes wonder ... are they or aren't they going to cross ?? I am of the understanding they have to be xxxx number of feet out from the sidewalk and in the crosswalk - then you have to stop.....Not sure if it's 6 feet out from the sidewalk ???? I don't take a chance, I just stop - better safe than sorry. I believe it is a $100 fine for the driver if driver is in error.

I heard the crossing guard was taken to MGH but have no updates...
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May 23, 2012
 
She died.
RESIDENT

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Stan is a sick person
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Just heard on the news that the lady passed away tonight. May she rest in peace. They say it was a tragic accident. Our prayers go to her family.
so sad

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God bless her and her family what a shame
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May 23, 2012
 
I am so upset!People n a rush speeding not paying attention to the road.It could of been someones child or ?Instead it was someone I knew for 35years one of the nicest ladies to walk this earth.Also I never see anyone doing the speed limit that time n the morning.Action needs to be taking by the police. I am sorry for the families lost,Mary was like a mom to me. God Bless the family & I will continue to pray. Jason Sacco
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May 24, 2012
 
One of the news channels showed two young girls trying to cross after the accident, and the cars kept going at a fast pace. Some clown was driving and looking at the news cameras when he decided to stop not paying attention to the girls in the crosswalk. The police should be at that crosswalk, not civilians. That crosswalk is notorious for problems.
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May 24, 2012
 
remember growing up going to school we had police officers crossing us kids, and as time goes by unions bust balls cops don't want to do it anymore and it's given to citizens, well, yesterday we lost mom, wife, grandmother and friend.

Do I think citizens should do the job NO.
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So sorry to hear of this tragic accident. I did not know this crossing guard but it is so sad. I remember another crossing guard killed in Melrose maybe it was about 5 or 6 years ago.

I also feel for the driver of the truck, cannot imagine what he is going through knowing that she died.
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I'm sure it was a tragic accident but just cant understand how this can happen in a SCHOOL ZONE. You have to be doubly careful while in a school zone. Just like Ma. Law that says when you hit someone from behind you are automatically at fault.

You should always be prepared to STOP, especially in a school zone! I'm sorry but tires screeching sounds like someone was not paying attention. May that beautiful woman that was so concerned for the safety of our children be an angel for eternity. She made the ultimate sacrifice for our kids and no one should ever forget it.
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My prayers and condolences to her family. What a terrible thing to happen!
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I'm sure it was a tragic accident but just cant understand how this can happen in a SCHOOL ZONE. You have to be doubly careful while in a school zone. Just like Ma. Law that says when you hit someone from behind you are automatically at fault.
You should always be prepared to STOP, especially in a school zone! I'm sorry but tires screeching sounds like someone was not paying attention. May that beautiful woman that was so concerned for the safety of our children be an angel for eternity. She made the ultimate sacrifice for our kids and no one should ever forget it.
I like what you say it,s speaks the truth.

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