As the weather cools off, more and more people are out walking for exercise, transportation or just to have fun. Though most pedestrians are cautious when they are near traffic, they can't always count on motorists to do the same. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in motor vehicle accidents since they do not have the same protection that occupants of cars have. This is what Massachusetts authorities are dealing with after two people were injured in a vehicle accident, one of them seriously.
According to police the incident happened on a recent evening on a state route when two adults were attempting to cross the street with two children. A car apparently struck the two adults. One, a woman, suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. The other pedestrian, a man, was also injured but officials say he will recover. The children were not hurt in the crash.