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Authorities investigate fatal Boston pedestrian accident

Police are investigating a fatal Boston pedestrian accident that closed several lanes of I-495 early Monday morning, ABC5 reported.

As we reported recently on our Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog, authorities continue to deal with a large number of serious and fatal pedestrian accidents in Massachusetts. In 2008, a total of 75 people were killed and more than 350 were injured in Massachusetts pedestrian accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The accident occurred in Marlborough at about 5:30 a.m. when a male pedestrian in his 40s was struck by a vehicle south of exit 23C, according to authorities. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Police continue to investigate the accident and the highway was closed until about 10 a.m., at one point backing up traffic for more than 17 miles.

The Boston Herald reported that the man may have been inexplicably in the middle of the highway at the time of the accident, which occurred near the Route 9 exit in Westborough.

Anyone traveling I-495 who has information about the incident is asked to call State Police at 508-832-9124.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Massachusetts pedestrian accident, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.