Woman struck by car while moving dead deer off Duxbury road

A Duxbury woman was struck by a car when she attempted to move a dead deer off Route 53 on Tuesday night. Credit: Google Images
A Duxbury woman was struck by a car when she attempted to move a dead deer off Route 53 on Tuesday night.
Credit: Google Images

A woman was hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by a car in Duxbury on Tuesday night when she stopped to move a dead deer off the road.

The 53-year-old woman was struck by a Toyota Rav 4 as she attempted to return to her vehicle along Route 53 after moving a dead deer from the middle of the road along with a few other commuters.

Police Chief Matthew Clancy told the Patriot Ledger that the dark and rainy conditions made it difficult for oncoming drivers to see what was happening in the road. The area was also not well lit.

The driver of the Rav 4 immediately stopped to aid the woman, who was taken to Shore Shore Hospital in Weymouth in serious condition.

Neither person was identified by police, and the Rav 4 driver was not cited. The police will however continue to investigate.

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