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Woman Struck By Car Near Fairbank Community Center (Update 11:11 P.M.)

Eyewitness reports woman was walking a dog near a dark portion of the street.

UPDATED: 11:11 P.M.

A 66-year-old woman was struck by a car earlier Friday night and was transported to a Boston-area hospital with possible life-threatening injuries, Lt. Robert Grady said in a press release.

The unidentified woman was struck near 40 Fairbank Road.

The vehicle that struck the woman stayed at the scene and the was operator was identified to police.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Sudbury Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.

The crash caused Fairbank Road to be closed in the area of the crash for 3 1/2 hours.

RunnerUp October 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Living off of Fairbank Road, I can say for sure that people "fly" down this road. The police have tried to get people to slow down but it has not worked. Even though there is a field and several crosswalks people insist on going way over the speed limit. And don't get me started about the Fairbank/Hudson road intersection.
SueChap October 20, 2012 at 01:35 PM
any update on her condition. prayers with the family.
Mr. Smurf October 20, 2012 at 01:53 PM
People drive on Fairbank way too fast. 30mph is often times too fast with the narrow road and bikers. When going slower people often flash their headlights at you because they're used to driving faster there. ::shakes head:: Maybe those people will think twice after reading this story?
Robert Fucci (Editor) October 20, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Just called Beth Israel ... without the woman's name they can't release her general condition. Too big of a hospital I guess to call all the patient wings.
SudburyMom October 20, 2012 at 02:37 PM
I can tell you that once dusk approaches, it's very dark by Atkinson. They need lights for those crosswalks!
Krisha October 20, 2012 at 08:29 PM
the dog got hit too and was taken to an emergency vet center with internal injuries. It was very dark and hard to see with the rain. prayers for woman and dog.
Paula Mackenzi October 20, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Fairbank Road is a speedway to many drivers. Last night was an awful night, rain and dark - drivers should have been going 5 MP! Prayers go out to the woman and her dog.
Jen October 20, 2012 at 10:30 PM
We came on the accident about ten minutes after it happened and I've been thinking about the woman and her family all day. Hoping there is some good news on this story in the near future.

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