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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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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
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Guest December 18, 2012 at 09:16 PM
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Guest December 18, 2012 at 09:16 PM
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