Three Brandeis Students Struck by Lexus

The crash occurred Sunday evening.

Three Brandeis University students were crossing in a South Street crosswalk on campus Sunday evening when they were struck by a Lexus, according to a Waltham Police release.

The undergraduate students, an 18-year-old male, 18-year-old female and 22-year-old female, were transported to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with serious injuries, police said. They were all stable Sunday night, according to police.

A 42-year-old Belmont man was driving the Lexus. He did not appear to be impaired at the scene, but the investigation is ongoing and any charges will be determined after it’s completed, police said.

The Lexus was traveling northbound when it hit the students at about 6:24 p.m.

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Baba Booey February 04, 2014 at 05:56 PM
More evidence of the dumbing down of young people and society in general. It doesn't get more rudimentary than "look both ways before crossing the street".
Deva February 04, 2014 at 09:02 PM
I don't think they teach kids that anymore Baba.
Tim H February 04, 2014 at 09:32 PM
I think you have something. The phrase "look both ways before crossing the street" has been replaced with "the pedestrian has the right of way" without any consideration that the driver may not see the pedestrian. People often walk into a cross walk expecting all vehicles to stop. Once you include the fact that both the pedestrian and driver could be distracted by cell phone, it's an accident waiting to happen. That being said, we still don't have enough facts about the accident to determine how best to prevent it in the future.
lairzt February 05, 2014 at 11:06 AM
"Crosswalk in Use" warnings lights are very effective as seen in Wellesley. A lot more money for sure. Perhaps Jehuda Reinharz could donate something? From: www.mhd.state.ma.us/.../Crosswalks.pdf In‐Roadway Warning Lights In‐roadway warning lights are amber lights embedded in the roadway on both sides of a crosswalk that begin flashing when activated by a pedestrian, thereby alerting drivers that a pedestrian is in the vicinity of the crosswalk.
Frosty the Snowman February 06, 2014 at 01:35 AM
Speed Humps/Bumps do nothing, people slow down for them seconds before they floor it to the next one, they damage landscaping trailers and other low bed vehicles that will travel that road. Brandeis should rebuild their walkways and landscaping funneling students to the foot bridge. Bentley did it on Beaver Street, that or construct another footbridge closer to Stanley, the current footbridge was built before the expansion of lower campus. Pedestrians, unplug your headphones, look up at crossings, don't text and walk across streets, my car weighs tons you will lose in a collision guaranteed. I like GrandpaJoes's idea of tunnels, they build them under highways for wildlife.


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