Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120
BROCKTON – Massachusetts State Police Detectives are investigating a fatality where a pedestrian was struck by a marked Brockton Police cruiser responding to an emergency call last night, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
At approximately 4:17 p.m. yesterday, a Brockton Police Officer was responding to an emergency call with the cruiser’s emergency system activated when it struck a pedestrian in the area of #706 Main Street. The officer immediately stopped his vehicle, reported the incident, and administered first aid to the female pedestrian. Brockton Police and emergency medical personnel responded and the female was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital before she was transferred to Boston Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. She has been identified as 75 year-old Maria Graca of Brockton.
Brockton Police notified State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office to investigate, along with MSP-Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and MSP-Crime Scene Services Section. That investigation is ongoing.