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Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured in Chelmsford Crash

December 15, 2018 GMT

CHELMSFORD -- A 70-year-old Chelmsford man who appears to have been walking in a crosswalk on Boston Road at Brian Road Friday evening was flown to a Boston trauma center after he was struck by an SUV, according to police.

Emergency crews were called to the area about 5:15 p.m., and found the 70-year-old down in the road with serious injuries, according to a press release.

Fire Department radio broadcasts said the man was initially unconscious, but that he regained consciousness before being taken from the scene to a field at the nearby South Row School.

A MedFlight helicopter landed at the school and flew the man from there to an undisclosed Boston trauma center, according to a press release.


Police said a 64-year-old Chelmsford man who was driving the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer that struck the 70-year-old remained at the scene and cooperated with police. There were no immediate charges.

Police said a preliminary investigation indicates the 70-year-old was crossing Boston Road in a crosswalk at Brian Road when he was struck.

Boston Road was closed in the area since police were awaiting the arrival of specialists from the Chelmsford Police Accident Reconstruction Division, who will lead the investigation.

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