Yesterday evening, February 18th, Boston Police Officers from District E-18 and Boston EMS responded to 8 Vallaro Road in Hyde Park for reports of a pedestrian struck. When first responders arrived, they located a heart breaking sight. An elderly woman appeared to have been backed over in the driveway of a home. Boston EMTs and Paramedics rendered aid to the woman and transported her to a local area hospital where she sadly succumbed to her injuries.
Sources on scene told us that the preliminary investigation points to a tragic accident. The woman, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, was reported missing earlier and the family had been frantically searching for her throughout the neighborhood. From the information provided to us, it was during their search that one of her relatives accidentally ran her over with out knowing it.
Full notifications were made with District Detectives, Commands Staff, Crime Scene Response, Homicide Investigators, and members of FCIT all responded to the scene. At this time no further information is available. The case is still under review by Homicide Investigators and the District Attorney’s Office.