Pickup Strikes Pedestrian in Cambridge, Seriously Injures Woman

This morning, at approximately 8:15 a.m., troopers from the State Police – Boston Barracks responded to reports of a pedestrian struck by a pickup truck on Memorial Drive Westbound, near Ames Street in the city of Cambridge. Callers reported that the pedestrian was trapped under a parked vehicle.

Upon arrival, responders extricated the 74-year-old woman from under a parked sedan that was not involved in the incident. The woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the pickup, a 2019 Ford F150, remained on scene, was identified as a 48-year-old man from Medford, was not injured.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the pedestrian walked into the travel lane from in between two parked vehicles, directly in front of the pickup.

During the crash investigation, Memorial Drive westbound was closed to traffic. The scene cleared, with all lanes opening at approximately 10:25 a.m.

The remaining facts and circumstances remain under investigation by troopers assigned to State Police-Boston. Troop H Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Detective Unit assigned to Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and Cambridge Police and Fire Department, all assisted on scene.

No further information is currently available.  Please do not contact the barracks directly.