massachusetts_accidentThis is truly a sad situation, as we in the landscaping business know it can be dangerous when cars are zooming by when work is being done. A Middleton, Massachusetts pizza delivery driver who got distracted after dropping his cell phone in the car, struck and critically injured a landscaper on a lawnmower while mowing a local lawn.

Officers responding to the reported crash on Village Road learned that the driver traveling westbound went off the road, onto the sidewalk, hit a concrete pillar and then a fire hydrant before striking the landscaper.

The car eventually came to a stop when it flipped on its side. The driver told responding officers that he dropped his phone and leaned down to pick it up when the crash happened.


Where Were They Taken To

The landscaper was taken to Beverly Hospital before being airlifted to Beth Israel Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver was also transported to Beverly Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Neighbors commented on how the driver should have stopped his car before trying to retrieve his phone.

“He dropped his phone; he was trying to pick it up because he needed the GPS. Well, you should pull over,” they said. “I mean, we’ve been complaining about how fast people come down this hill. This is a daily thing.”

The crash remains under investigation.

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