Pedestrian Struck in O’Neill Tunnel Has “Life-Threatening Injuries”

The 29-year-old woman exited her vehicle in the tunnel for reasons still unknown.

Tip O’Neill tunnel photo via terraplanner on Flickr/Creative Commons

9/30/19 4:30 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect additional details from law enforcement. 

State Police have confirmed that a female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and transported from the O’Neill Tunnel with “life-threatening injuries” Monday morning.

Police were notified of the incident around 7:39 a.m. A preliminary investigation suggests that the victim, a 29-year-old Boston woman, was a passenger in a “ride service vehicle” that was passing through the O’Neill Tunnel. For reasons still unknown, the woman used the rear side door to exit the moving car in the tunnel shortly before Exit 23, and was struck by another vehicle. Multiple patrols and Boston EMS responded and transported the woman to Tufts Medical Center.

Both the male driver of the vehicle that struck the woman and the female driver of the ride service remained on the scene and were interviewed by State Police. The crash is still under investigation.

Two lanes on I-93 southbound were closed this morning to allow for the investigation, slowing traffic for miles. All lanes reopened around 9:30 a.m.