State police investigating after pedestrian struck by vehicle in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - Massachusetts state police launched an investigation after a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle in Cambridge on Monday.

Officers responding to a reported crash in the area of 945 Memorial Dr. found a 28-year-old woman from Upland, California who had been hit by a Toyota Corolla, state police said.

The pedestrian suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and was transported to Beth Israel Hospital.

The 29-year-old Brookline man who was behind the wheel of the car stayed at the scene, state police said.

A preliminary investigation suggests the car was traveling eastbound on Memorial Drive in the area of the intersection with DeWolfe Street when the pedestrian entered the roadway by the Weeks Footbridge and was struck, state police added.

Memorial Drive at the JFK Bridge was temporarily closed as the investigation got underway.

No additional information was immediately available.

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