APD logo Incident closes Park Avenue for more than two hours: APD blog

Via the Arlington Police Department official news blog and social media, APD Chief Juliann Flaherty has reported that the APD is investigating a motor-vehicle collision that involved a pedestrian over the weekend. The pedestrian was transported to receive medical attention.

On Sunday, Nov. 19, at approximately 1:45 p.m., police and fire responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the area of Park and Wollaston avenues in the Arlington Heights neighborhood.

 A preliminary investigation determined that a Toyota Corolla had struck a female pedestrian, 81, of Arlington, as she was crossing Park Avenue in a crosswalk. The pedestrian was treated at the scene by Arlington Fire EMS/Rescue and then transported by Arlington Fire/EMS to an area hospital for further treatment of injuries.

The driver, a 79-year-old Arlington woman, remained at the scene and is cooperating with an ongoing investigation, the APD account said, adding that the driver did not report any injuries.

Park Avenue was closed during the investigation and was reopened at 4:25 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation by the Arlington Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.

The blog entry concerning the accident on Nov. 19, 2023, was carried on the APD's account on X (formerly Twitter). It was also reported by network-affiliated television, WHDH. 

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This account was published Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, based on information from the Arlington Police Department's official news blog; the portion of the news blog concerning this incident was made publicly available later on that date by the APD via social media.