As a Westwood accident attorney, I see many cases of negligence, wrongful death, and motor vehicle accidents. Yet, many people mistakenly believe, “It could never happen to me.” I don’t know why so many people have that attitude, because life is unexpected, and injuries can happen almost everywhere, every day, and especially when you least expect it.
I’m still shaking my head at the hit-and-run car-pedestrian accident on Washington Street by Roche Brothers in Westwood that occurred this summer. Every time I drive on that road, I think of the innocent victim. The woman who was struck by the car was listed in critical condition, and her dog, which she was walking, was killed. You can read my previous blog post on this subject, which I wrote about, on June 19.
Today my sympathies go out to the middle-aged man who officials say was apparently trespassing on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Commuter Rail tracks between the Islington and Norwood Depot train stations. He was struck and killed by an outbound train, in Norwood, on August 30, according to officials.