A man jaywalking in Kenmore Square was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon, prompting various emergency vehicles to fill the area.
Boston Police Department officers responded to a radio call for a man struck by a car in Kenmore at 1:55 p.m., said BPD spokesman David Estrada.
The victim was an 81-year-old man, Estrada said. A male driver accidentally hit the pedestrian while he was crossing the street at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue.
Estrada said the victim was not walking on the pedestrian crosswalk when the male driver accidentally hit him.
“He [the driver of the vehicle] said the victim came out of nowhere in the middle of the street, and the driver did not see him prior to that,” Estrada said. “It looks like that’s when he [the driver of the vehicle] came in contact with the victim.”
Following the emergency call, officials immediately arrived on the scene. After the driver of the vehicle accidentally struck the man, Estrada said he immediately pulled over to the side of the street on Commonwealth Avenue and stopped his car.
The accident caused congestion in Kenmore Square, backing up traffic for a short period of time following the accident. At least two labeled police cruisers, one ambulance and one EMS van occupied the scene outside of the aboveground Kenmore Square Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority stop.
Estrada said the driver remained on the scene while authorities held an investigation of the accident. He said the report does not indicate whether there was foul play or alcohol involved in this accident by either the driver or victim.
“Upon their [EMS] arrival [to the accident at the intersection of Brookline Ave. and Commonwealth Ave.], it looks like male [victim] was awake and alert,” Estrada said. “The EMS transported the victim to Brigham and Women’s hospital.”
The victim was treated after sustaining non-life threatening injuries, said BPD spokeswoman Nicole Grant. The condition of the victim still remains unknown and the investigation of the accident is still ongoing, Grant said.
Before the driver accidentally struck the man at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue, Estrada said the driver of the vehicle was stopped at a red light on Brookline Ave.
“When the light turned green, he [the driver of the vehicle] passed the pedestrian cross walk and drove further down the street at the beginning of the entrance at the bus lane,” Estrada said.
While investigating the scene, officers observed a small dent at the hood of the driver’s motor vehicle, Estrada said. The car suffered no other major visible damages.
BU spokesman Colin Riley said the driver of the vehicle that struck the victim was not affiliated with BU. He also said the victim of the accident was not affiliated with the university.