Pedestrian struck, critically injured in West Roxbury

BOSTON (WHDH) - Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and critically injured in West Roxbury on Tuesday.

Officers responded to the incident at the intersection of Centre and Hastings streets about 4 p.m.

“The lady I saw on the ground, hit by the car and hit the ground real hard,” one witness told 7News.

The victim, who has not yet been identified, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses say the woman was crossing the street with her husband when she was hit.

“There was a lady on the ground. I did go over to her. I prayed with her,” a witness said. “I did grab the husband and consoled him.”

Witnesses say the driver of the Toyota Camry started performing CPR on the woman in the street while they waited on an ambulance to arrive. But it was clear she was seriously hurt.

“But we kept talking to her and telling her to stay with us, stay with us,” the witness said. “I just started praying.”

Witnesses say the driver was complaining about the sun and that she may have been blinded by it as she was driving through the intersection.

Those who saw the accident are clearly shaken up and say they just hope the woman will survive.

“I also feel sorry for the lady, too, because she was very remorseful,” a witness said of the driver. “She was very sorry.”

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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