Marshall Wolff/Daily News staff
One police officer looks over the Ford van while another looks at the wallet of an elderly woman who was hit and killed at the corner of W. Plain and Pemberton streets in Wayland.
By Charlie Breitrose/Daily News Staff and Abby Jordan/Daily News Staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Sep 05, 2008 @ 12:44 AM
An elderly woman died last night after being hit by a van as she was crossing a street in Wayland. In Hudson, meanwhile, a woman was badly hurt after being hit by a car on her street around the same time.
The name of the woman killed in Wayland was withheld by police until her family could be contacted, said Police Chief Robert Irving. A gray Ford van struck the woman as she crossed at a crosswalk near the intersection of West Plain Street and Bent Avenue about 7:45 p.m.
"This is a tragic event," Irving said. "Especially coming so close to a pedestrian fatality (near Wayland High School) about two years ago."
A Wayland ambulance took the woman to MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, police said, where she was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m.
Police closed off West Plain Street and the van remained in the road. One of the woman's sandals lay near the crosswalk, and her wallet landed about 50 feet away.
Police did not release the name of the driver. Wayland Police received assistance from the Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction team.
"No charges have been filed to this point," Irving said.
In Hudson, a 44-year-old woman was hit by a car on Chestnut Street. She was taken by New England LifeFlight helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, fire officials said.
Jayne E. Lombardo, of 165 Chestnut St., was hit by a car around 8 p.m. while walking near her home. Her condition was unknown last night, a hospital representative said.
Pedestrian hit by car in darkness
By Linda Bock TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
HUDSON- A Chestnut Street woman who was walking in her neighborhood last night is in critical condition today after being hit by a 17-year-old motorist who was driving without his lights on, police said.
Jayne Lombardo, 44, of 165 Chestnut St., was walking on Chestnut Street off Main Street just after 8 last night when she was struck by Matthew Barry, 17, of 8 Exeter Road, police said. Mr. Barry was driving a 2004 Honda Accord.
"He was traveling in full darkness," said Police Chief Richard A. Braga Jr. "His lights were off."
The area where the incident took place is a residential neighborhood, and several neighbors called 911 to report someone had been hurt.
Ms. Lombardo was taken by a medical helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester.
She is listed in critical condition today, according to a hospital spokesman.
Chief Braga said the matter remains under investigation.