By William Tauro
The news of this past week of a trash truck accident that involved a pedestrian that took place at the intersection of McGrath Highway at Somerville Avenue absolutely does not come to a surprise to me at all.
According to State police technicians at the scene who told witnesses that after reviewing footage from a nearby security video surveillance camera, we have a good idea of what caused the accident. They stated that the camera caught the accident on film that had its own story to tell.
We were told that the video surveillance shows that the traffic control light for the trash truck at the time of the accident was green and the light for the pedestrian was white at the same time signifying ok to walk.
According to experts who were working on the traffic controls on Somerville Avenue the very next day after the accident, they told witnesses that they were re-synchronizing the traffic control lights and signals to prevent something like this from ever happening again.
A witness at the scene stated “That many accidents have occurred at this same location since the newly launched, dangerous traffic pattern was put in place earlier this year.”
The pedestrian was critically injured and transported to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for her injuries.
If these facts prove to be true and accurate, the city of Somerville may have a large liability factor on their hands.
This story is still developing…