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Framingham woman accused in Milford crash that killed patient
MILFORD, Mass. — A Framingham woman will be charged with motor vehicle homicide after police say she ran a stop sign and struck an ambulance, fatally injuring a patient inside in Milford.
Lisa Zemack, 61, was driving a Mercedes when she struck the ambulance the intersection of Green Street and Route 140 on Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s pretty apparent the cause of the accident was the black Mercedes. It looks like she ran the stop sign. It was just as simple as that,” Milford Deputy Police Chief James Heron said. “She hit the right rear quarter of the ambulance, put it into a spin, at which time it rolled over and came to rest on the guardrail.”
The patient, Karen Scott, 58, of Upton, was killed, and a paramedic was injured, police said. Upton was being transported from dialysis to her home, police said.
Zemack is facing several charges in connection with the crash, police said.
Cody Beaudreault was working at the Greet Street Auto Spa. He heard the noise and ran out.
“I saw the ambulance just coming up on its side skidding down the road. It skidded maybe 10 to 15 feet to where it hit the curb and the curb flipped it over back onto four wheels,” Beaudreault said.
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Paul F. Giragosian faces charges in death of woman
ARLINGTON, Mass. —Paul F. Giragosian, 67, of Arlington has been cited for driving without a license and failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk after allegedly striking and killing a woman walking on Mass. Ave. at Orvis Street Thursday night, our news partners at Wicked Local/Arlington reported.
The identity of the 77-year-old Boston woman is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, police said. The matter remains under investigation and additional charges may follow, Chief Frederick Ryan said.
Brianna Rosales struck, killed while walking home from school with mother
BOSTON —The family of young Dorchester girl who was struck and killed by an alleged drunken driver last month is asking for privacy as they prepare their final goodbyes.
Brianna Rosales, 7, and her mother were struck on Nov. 26 as they walked home from school. Brianna was killed. Her mother, Glendalee Alvarado, 26, was critically injured when the SUV hit her.
Alvarado remains hospitalized with a serious leg injury. Her family said she has a lot of rehab ahead of her.
In the meantime, staffers at the John P. Holland School in Dorchester have established a fund to help the family with Brianna’s burial and other costs. Checks can be made out to the Grendalee Alvarado Fund and sent or dropped off to any Citizens Bank, where the fund is established.
“If anyone has any connections to outside agencies that may be able to assist financially, we welcome them to contact us directly at the John P. Holland Elementary School,” Principal Jeichael Henderson said.
Olivia Mora, 36, of Dorchester is charged in the deadly crash. Police said she was drunk behind the wheel when she struck a parked car, took out a fire hydrant and jumped a curb, hitting the mother and child.