Vivian Gerard's security camera caught a pedestrian getting mowed down at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street in Fields Corner about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The gentleman with the backpack is crossing Dorchester Ave as all traffic lights are red, and the ped light turns “green” as he is about halfway into his street crossing. A car is speeding thru the intersection sending him over the car hood, and then onto the ground. The driver did stay on the scene. The hit pedestrian was taken by ambulance shortly after. At the time of the posting of this video the victim’s condition is unknown.
Gerard is fed up with the situation at the intersection and wonders when it will see some enforcement and more permanent changes to reduce the odds of a crash like this:
Flanked by 3 high schools, a myriad of businesses and a nearby Red Line stop, this is Fields Corner’s busiest intersection for motor vehicles and pedestrians alike. More often than not, there are cars still moving thru the intersection well after all the traffic lights have turned red and the ped light has turned green. Some of it as to do with people driving thru the red light –occasionally at a high rate of speed. In other cases, vehicles may go thru a green light but find themselves stopped in the middle of this wide intersection by someone taking a left turn for instance. Once the traffic in front of them clears up, they keep on driving thru the intersection even though all the ped lights are green and all traffic lights are red. This condition occurs at most light cycles during busy hour.