A Massachusetts woman of 82 years of age was tragically struck by an automobile while crossing the street in Westwood on Monday morning, according to local authorities.
The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was crossing the street at an unspecified location in Westwood when a motor vehicle struck her at approximately 9:15 a.m. She sustained severe injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The Westwood Police Department is investigating the incident, and preliminary reports suggest that the driver of the motor vehicle was not at fault. The circumstances of the event are still under evaluation and further details are expected to be released in due course.
The police department has expressed profound sadness over the occurrence, and asked for members of the public to come forward with any information that may aid in the investigation.
The tragedy is a stark reminder of the need for increased safety measures for pedestrians. It is hoped that this incident will spur greater awareness of the potential dangers of crossing streets in the Westwood area.