Pedestrian struck and killed outside Mattapan liquor store

Stanley Staco reports the person was hit by a car around 8:40 p.m. outside Crest Liquors, 645 Cummins Highway.

Police shut the road down for the investigation and brought in extra officers for crowd control.

WBZ reports the driver stayed at the scene and that no charges have yet been filed.

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    MA has to have the highest

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    MA has to have the highest rate of drivers hitting people in the nation.. Don't worry driver, u won't do any time in jail.

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    Not fatal collisions, at any rate

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    According to federal data (scroll down toward the bottom), Massachusetts actually has one of the lowest pedestrian-fatality rates in the country: 0.88 per 100,000 residents, compared to states such as Arizona (2.28) and North Carolina (1.77). The national average: 1.38.

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    From that Link

    In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States

    But so long as none of these were due to terrorists, no big deal right?

    Would it really cost that much more in money or man-hours to investigate traffic deaths the same way they do other homicides? (The police are responding to this accident more then most.) Or rather, could we spend some of that anti-terrorism money on a department with the sole responsibility to investigate traffic injuries? Too bad we don't have a One Fund for innocent people hurt or killed while on the street/sidewalk.

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    Be glad you are not a deer

    1.5 MILLION car-deer accidents a YEAR. That is just deer, not even moose, coyote, skunks, squirrels etc. 200 people die a year in those deer collisions. So, figure out how to stop suicide deer from killing people with Homeland Security money. Oh, and in this accident, in front of a liquor store, might the cause be other than the motorist?

    Why do we automatically believe

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    the driver is always at fault in these cases. Oh right, because we've adopted the totally illogical premise that states that a pedestrian on two feet, who can control their actions far more easily than a person driving a multi-ton motor vehice can, is always presumed to have the right of way over said vehicle, even when the pedestrian is crossing against a don't walk light of just ambles into the street without using a marked crosswalk.

    "and brought in extra

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    "and brought in extra officers for crowd control."

    Well, of course.

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