At 7:39 a.m., State Police received multiple calls of a female pedestrian struck in the O”Neill Tunnel southbound in the area of Exit 23. Numerous patrols and Boston EMS responded and located a 29-year-old Boston woman in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was a passenger in a ride service vehicle that was travelling in the tunnel when, for reasons still under investigation, she exited that vehicle, a 2012 Mazda CX9. After exiting that vehicle the victim was struck by another vehicle. The victim has been transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.
The male operator of the vehicle that struck the woman, as well as the female operator of the ride service vehicle, both remained on scene and have been interviewed by Troopers. The crash remains under investigation by Troop H of the State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County.
No further information is being released at this time. See below for initial release.
This is a preliminary report.
At approximately 7:45 AM Massachusetts State Police units responded to the Route 93 southbound tunnel near Exit 23 in Boston for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The victim has suffered life-threatening injuries. How the victim came to be on the roadway is part of the ongoing investigation. Two lanes are closed at this time. No further information is being released at this time.