State Police have identified the woman killed in a crash with a truck at Park Drive and Brookline Avenue yesterday as Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge.
Sharaga was the children's librarian at the Coolidge Corner branch of the Public Library of Brookline. She leaves her husband, Eric.
State Police say three witnesses - including a trauma surgeon - who witnessed the crash between Sharaga and the driver of a cement truck around 1:45 p.m., immediately rushed to her and began CPR, but she was pronounced dead at nearby Brigham and Women's Hospital.
According to State Police, Sharaga:
Was riding in the intersection and came into contact with the front end of the truck. The sequence of events leading up the collision remain under investigation.
When Trooper [Keith] Deshler reached Sharaga he found two civilians performing CPR on her. He requested an ambulance. A third civilian approached and identified himself as a trauma physician and requested a ventilation bag, which Trooper Deshler was able to provide from his medical kit, and used it in an attempt to administer aid. Sharaga was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital by Boston EMS. She was pronounced deceased.
The operator of the Cement truck, a 67-year-old Salem man, was transported to Beth Israel Hospital.
No charges have been filed at this time.