Police Identify Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Car


Police on Thursday identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle in the vicinity of the apartment complex at 1000 Southern Artery in Quincy Point on Wednesday.

Quincy police identified the pedestrian as John Collins, an 85-year-old Quincy resident.

The Quincy Police Department received several 911 calls around 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday  reporting a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle in front of the apartment complex near the intersection of South Street and Southern Artery, the department said in a statement.

The Quincy Police and Fire Departments and Brewster Ambulance all responded to the scene, arriving moments later, and attended to the victim. The victim was transported to South Shore Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.  He was pronounced deceased at 12:33 p.m. Wednesday.

The vehicle involved in the crash was operated by a 63-year-old Quincy man who called 911 and remained on scene, police stated.

The crash remains under investigation as of Thursday afternoon, police said, and no criminal charges have been filed. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact Quincy police at 617-745-5824.