A 12-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a van in Allston this morning. The boy sustained a significant head injury when he was struck outside 460 Cambridge St. just before 6:50 a.m., according to Boston police and Boston Emergency Medical Services.
He was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton where he succumbed to his injuries, authorities said. Currently, police are investigating the incident, and charges have not been pressed against the driver of the van. Tragically, motor vehicle/pedestrian incidents are common, especially in high-volume traffic areas in cities. Proper investigation of such occurrences involves not only obtaining witness statements, but also investigating lighting; obstructions in the road or on the sidewalk that might impair visibility; motor vehicle defects or maintenance problems that might have contributed to the accident; and issues of driver impairment.