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Pedestrian was in Crosswalk, Driver Issued Ticket

The investigation continues into a crash that seriously injured a pedestrian that was crossing Maple Street on Thursday morning.

The driver who struck a pedestrian that was crossing Route 62 on Thursday morning has been issued a traffic ticket.

Danvers police said on Thursday afternoon that Gailute Urbonaite-Narkeviciene, 44, of 281 Maple St. was issued a citation for failure to yield in a crosswalk, according to Danvers Police Capt. Patrick Ambrose.

Urbonaite-Narkeviciene was driving east on Route 62 in a Lexus sport utility vehicle at the time of the crash with a passenger in the vehicle. Neither of them were injured.

The crash happened at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday on a section of Maple Street that is also Route 62, near the intersection with Burley Avenue. The victim, whom police have yet to identify, was a 32-year-old Danvers woman who suffered life-threatening injuries.

She was taken from the crash by Lyons ambulance to Great Oak Elementary School, where a Boston MedFlight helicopter landed and took her to Massachusetts General Hospital. She was in serious condition with life-threatening injuries on Thursday afternoon.

The crash remains under investigation by the State Police, who are undertaking an “in-depth investigation” to determine the exact circumstances of the crash. Ambrose said.

“We’re looking into all possible circumstances,” Ambrose said, including the condition of the vehicle.

DAS December 04, 2012 at 12:18 AM
The glare is a possible suspect.
Guest December 04, 2012 at 02:57 AM
So pull over...don't plow straight ahead and risk running over a pedestiran. Look folks no about of excuses obviates your responsibility as an operator of a motor vehicle...
Janette Farrell December 05, 2012 at 01:24 PM
So, are you saying if you drive down that particular road, hands at 10 & 2, at 20 mph, with solar glare and hit a pedestrian you should lose your license and see moronic comments from someone just like you? Solar Glare: glare 1 [glair] Show IPA noun, verb, glared, glar·ing. noun 1. a very harsh, bright, dazzling light: in the glare of sunlight. 2. a fiercely or angrily piercing stare. 3. dazzling or showy appearance; showiness. you may be a "guest" on here, but you are the reason for warning labels on medications.
Tulips Moran December 05, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Note to Janette Farrell - so you think that when the sun is glaring in your eyes it's reasonable to continue plowing forward even if that means mowing down a pedestrian in a crosswalk? That's akin to saying the pedestrian and everyone else needs to yield to your right of way. Grow up, start thinking about what you've posted. Right of way is obviously a foreign concept for folks like you. Nonetheless it's a violation of law - one taken very seriously by judges.
Guest December 05, 2012 at 03:20 PM
J Farrell "So are you saying if you drive down that particular road, hands at 10 & 2, at 20 mph, with solar glare and hit a pedestrian you should lose your license and see moronic comments from someone just like you?" NO - what I'm saying is that if you cannot operate your vehicle safely - don't operate it. If the sun blinds your vision, pull over. TRANSLATION: If road conditions or sun glare prevent you from seeing a pedestrian in the crosswalk, YOU are responsible for the consequences of that flawed judgement. If a pedestrian dies as a result of injuries sustained after you mowed them down because the sun glare was in your eyes, the authorities would prosecute you for vehicular homicide. Glare may be a mitigating factor, but in no way removes any of your responsibility for the injuries or death of a pedestrian.

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