A one-year-old in a stroller escaped injury, but both his parents were seriously injured when a car driven by a teenager swerved into them in a crosswalk at Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street around 3:20 p.m., Boston Police report:
Officers spoke with a witness who stated he was stopped at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street attempting to take a left when he observed the suspect’s vehicle coming from behind him traveling at a high rate of speed The witness stated the suspect then swerved her motor vehicle on the wrong side of Columbus Avenue and struck the people at the corner of Dartmouth Street.
Officers spoke with the suspect who reported she was driving her motor vehicle and swerved left towards Dartmouth Street to avoid the taxi that was in her way. The suspect reported she was unable to avoid colliding with the victims, lost control of the car, hit the building wall at Dartmouth and Lawrence Streets and struck an electric pole. The suspect did not complain of any injuries.
In contrast to the driver, police say:
The female victim in her 30s, suffering from head and neck trauma was transported to Beth Israel Hospital with serious injures. The male victim in his 30s, suffering from injuries to his head and leg was transported to Tufts Medical Center.
The driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and for being too young to drive by herself.