Pedestrian Struck on Thursday is 32-Year-Old Danvers Woman

A 32-year-old Danvers was woman seriously injured when she was struck by a vehicle on Thursday morning along Route 62.

A 32-year-old Danvers woman was seriously injured when a vehicle struck her on Thursday morning, Danvers Police said in a post on its Facebook page at 10:15 a.m.

The crash occurred on Maple Street, in an area that is also Route 62, near the intersection with Burley Avenue at the foot of Lindall Hill at 7:30 a.m.

No charges have been filed in connection with the crash. It was not immediately clear if the pedestrian was trying to cross the street at the time of the crash or whether she was in a crosswalk.

The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was driven by a 44-year-old woman from Danvers. She remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators, police said. Police did not say the make or model of the car she was driving.

When the first arriving police officer got to the scene, officers found the woman on the street “suffering from serious injuries,” police said in its public statement.

The pedestrian was taken by Lyons ambulance to nearby Great Oak Elementary School, where a Boston MedFlight helicopter landed on the baseball field. She was loaded into the helicopter by crews from Lyons and the Danvers Fire Department and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Her condition was unknown on Thursday morning, police said.

The crash closed Route 62 between Locust Street and Beaver Park was closed for about two hours at the peak of the morning commute and school drop off time. Maple Street reopened at about 9:30 a.m.

The crash is under investigation by the Danvers Police and the State Police was assisting with crash reconstruction. State Troopers also assisted in directing divers away from the crash scene and on the detours in the area.

Two years ago, a pedestrian was struck in just about the same area at about the same time in the morning, according to news accounts at the time in the Salem News and Boston Globe. In that instance, a 17-year-old North Shore Technical High School student was crossing the street in a crosswalk and was struck by a cement truck diver. He suffered a broken pelvis and later recovered.

Traci J December 04, 2012 at 03:25 PM
It is a tough stretch of road, and people can be inconsiderate - not allowing cars to pull out onto 62 even when they are coming to a stop behind a left-turning vehicle (some pull right across in front of me and come to a stop, instead of letting me go!) But we all make mistakes, it is just devastating when a mistake leads to this consequence. I hope the person who was hit is OK, I too wish they would issue an update on her condition, it's so scary. I for one will not allow my kids to EVER cross that section of 62 alone, when they get to the age when they can walk down to the square themselves, I'll send them down to the light at 62 and 35 to cross. I'm not taking any chances!! Praying for everyone involved in this accident.
bompas December 05, 2012 at 04:46 PM
That's dangerous too many times the drivers go right through the flashing sign that says no turn on red, in fact last week a state trooper (about 6:15am) slammed on his/her brakes when they saw me at the last minute.
Traci J December 06, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Yikes, really? We all need to stop being in so much of a rush. We forget sometimes that it only takes one second for something like this to happen. I guess my kids will never cross 62! So scary though last night I was driving home and 2 kids (under 10 years old) were crossing 62 up near the middle school, not in a crosswalk. I saw them and stopped, but had to flash my high beams to get the driver in the other direction to stop. We all have to teach our kids to WAIT until cars in both directions come to a complete stop before stepping foot onto the street. I was so afraid the other driver wouldn't see them.
Pat December 06, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Does anyone know who this woman is? It's the Holiday Season and maybe her family could use some help, they must be going thru a lot right now. My heart goes out to her and the woman that hit her as it was not intentional, no matter what the circumstances, and she must be traumatized.
Elise Stephens February 13, 2013 at 08:08 PM
The teenager who was hit a couple years ago is the son of a good friend of mine. I was on my way to work the morning that this woman was hit. The glare is certainly an issue. But the biggest issue here is the use (or lack there of) of common sense. I have lived in Danvers practically all my life and know that part of Rt62 to have ALWAYS been an issue. People need to stop thinking their time is more valuable than those of the people around them. Whether it's texting, tuning the radio or twirling your hair-once you place yourself behind the wheel of a vehicle it is your responsibility to take care. As a pedestrian it is your responsibility to take your safety into your own hands- never assume anything of anyone-especially drivers.


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