Man, dog on morning stroll struck and killed by car in Easton
A man and his dog were killed Monday morning when they were struck by a car while walking along Summer Street in Easton, a local fire department official said.
Firefighters received a call at 9:23 a.m. and arrived to find the unresponsive victim, who was about 70, in the front yard of a Summer Street home, Captain James Walsh of the Easton fire department said. Walsh did not identify the victim.
Walsh said the man’s shoes lay about 50 feet away from his body.
“It looked like the car hit the pedestrian and also a tree,” Walsh said. “There was quite a bit of debris covering the roadway, fluid spills, heavy damage to the vehicle.”
Firefighters began CPR, which continued as the victim was transported by an Easton fire department ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, where he was pronounced dead.
Walsh said the driver, believed to be a 17-year-old male, was transported to Brockton Hospital.
A witness said the man frequently walked his dog, a medium-sized brown canine, in the area, Walsh said.
A portion of Summer Street was closed for about 3 1/2 hours after the accident, he said.Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.