A pedestrian was seriously injured Monday evening after being struck by a vehicle in Westwood, Massachusetts.
Police say the elderly woman was hit by a female driver at about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Weatherbee Drive and Adams Street.
"When we arrived we found a single car which seemed to have lost control and struck a pedestrian who was walking in the neighborhood," said Westwood Police Chief, Jeffrey Silva.
Police said the driver drove up on the lawn. At this point in the investigation, the crash may have been due to some type of medical emergency.
Authorities also said the victim was not crossing the street but walking near her house.
"I'm not sure if she was walking in the sidewalk but there's no indication she was walking in an area where she wouldn't normally be visible," said Silva.
A medical helicopter landed at the nearby Hanlon School to take the victim to a Boston-area hospital. She is said to be suffering with life threatening injuries.
"Certainly were all praying and pulling for her. Amazing testimony to her personal strength that she was able to survive the accident in the first place," Silva said.
According to police, the driver was "not hurt or had seemingly minor injuries."
The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.