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Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured on Route 62

The area of 170 Maple St. was closed during the morning commute as emergency crews treated a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle.

UPDATE, 9:30 a.m. - Route 62 has reopened, traffic still remains slow in the area.

UPDATE, 8:38 a.m. — The medical helicopter has taken off with the victim, but traffic remains gridlocked in the area.

Route 62 is closed between Locust Street and Burley Avenue. A State Police accident reconstruction team is at the scene.

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The area around 170 Maple St. is closed as emergency crews work to help a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle.

The person's injuries require an airlift.

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Jeffrey J Howland November 29, 2012 at 01:09 PM
I pray everyone will be OK......
KATIE PIE November 29, 2012 at 01:33 PM
I hope everyone is okay. The town really needs to look at moving this crosswalk. This is snot the first accident at this spot on 62. Drivers become blinded by the sun on their windshield at this spot. Very dangerous. Please let this not be another student :(
Stacie Philbrook November 29, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Was there a crossing guard? I know when the highschool student was hit a couple of years ago he was crossing to get his bus stop but the town only provides the crossing guard for the elementry students. This is what needs to change Highschool students should have crossing guard's as well. I really hope the person hit is going to be ok.
william moroney November 29, 2012 at 01:57 PM
hey i hope they fell better
william moroney November 29, 2012 at 01:57 PM
ok
dawn November 29, 2012 at 02:10 PM
I hope the person is ok!! Praying...
Guest November 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM
I've been complaining about the speeding on Maple street between Summers St and Burley for the past year. Vehicles pick up speed coming down the hill just before Summer St, make the curve and accelerate toward Locust Street. I live along that stretch of Maple St and CANNOT get out of my driveway. When I'm slowing with signal on to turn into my driveway, people zoom around me on the left honking their horn. Several months ago the Chief of Police held an online chat during which I submitted a question regarding Mple Street speeding and asked if they would be addressing that issue. The Chief was DEFENSIVE saying Maple Street is a busy thoroughfare and there had only been 3 tickets issued for speed in the past year. A small dog was struck several months ago and I believe was put down. My neighbors are concerned about the increasing speed and the horrendous road noise (for each 10 mph increase the sound DOUBLES). Danvers needs to address a very serious traffic issue on Maple Street. IMHO the correct resolution is to monitor traffic, issue tickets and STOP giving the 10 mph pass to Danvers residents. This is an outrageous public safety issue. I plan to leave this same comment on the other article covering this incident in the Patch.
Guest November 30, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Danvers just added 8 new lights in town...you might as well add another one at the bottom of the hill specific for this crosswalk.
Guest November 30, 2012 at 01:33 AM
I realize folks are trying to be constructive in their suggestions, however, the fact remains speed, distracted drivers and lack of police presence is the problem. The traffic is horrendous starting from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. with speeds anywhere from 40-50 mph. The road noise is deafening and invariably a revving engine wakes me up each day. As the sun begins to rise 7:00 - 8:00 and as traffic begins to congest, folks are "trapped" into pockets of 35-40 mph and when there is a clearing or opening everyone speeds up to the 45-50 mph range. You ought to see how these folks navigate the recycling and garbage trucks. It's only a matter of time when one of those workers is clipped by a careless driver. When I look out my front window, nearly every driver is texting, listening to his phone, or doing something. It's truly amazing how distracted these folks are. couple that lack of attention with speeding, a little sunlight in your eyes and you can easily see how a slender woman can be mowed down. No amount of lights or crossing guards will resolve this public safety issue. The speeding is intolerable and our Chief seems to think it's better to keep traffic moving rather than keeping traffic, pedestrians safe. I've complained over the past year over the speeding and road noise issues...crickets! With all respect, Danvers Police need to step up the enforcement with real teeth along this section of road. Maybe the Patch needs to interview the Chief!
Guest December 18, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Thanks (from her husband)
Guest December 18, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Thanks (from her husband)
Guest December 18, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Thanks (from her husband)

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