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side-mirro-gf11f25244_640-300x169Boston, MA – Boston police announced they have identified the driver who killed a homeless person in a hit-and-run accident last month. Abner Jean-Baptiste, a 36-year-old from Roxbury, was charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligence and leaving the scene of a crash. The accident happened late at night on Jan.20, near Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard. The victim was a 73-year-old man pushing a wheelchair carrying his meager personal possessions. The man was well-known to the people in the area. A few hours before the crash, a security guard at a nearby hotel had offered the man some money to get a warm meal and hot coffee at a nearby fast-food restaurant as it was a very cold night. 

The security guard was still at work when the accident happened. He tried to run after the SUV, but to no avail. 

The police identified the driver after locating an SUV with a damaged hood. 

MBTA-accident-300x200Boston, MA – Bridgewater State University sophomore Ava Harlow, 20, sustained severe injuries after becoming stuck underneath a Green Line train shortly after getting off at the BU station. The incident, which happened last Friday at around 11.30 p.m., is the latest MBTA accident to raise questions about the T’s safety record. The young woman had her left leg amputated below the knee, broke her right arm, and sustained a skull fracture. According to her family, she will need a prosthetic leg and her recovery will take months.

As the trolley was pulling out of the station, the victim was knocking on the trolley window in an attempt to garner her friends’ attention. In doing so, the victim took a step in the direction of travel as the trolley, while still knocking on the trolley window and lost her balance falling under the trolley,” an MBTA spokesperson said.

While the Boston transit company seems to place the blame on the victim, the young woman’s father says the accident could have been prevented. 

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