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Pedestrian Hit by Car in South Boston Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

A pedestrian hit by a car Friday morning in South Boston suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Boston police said they responded to a report of a crash around 10:24 a.m. at 96 Preble St.

Eladio Perez was with the victim and his friends when the crash happened.

"He flew like 10 feet. He was bleeding out his head, his face, everything," recalled Perez.

After trying to help his friend, Perez said he tended to the driver.

"He was a mess. You don’t even know. He was going nuts. I was like, 'Sit down. Sit on the sidewalk," Perez said.

Other friends said the impact of the crash was so severe, the windshield of the vehicle caved in.

The victim, who has not been publically identified, was taken to a local hospital. His exact condition was not immediately available.

Area residents said the crash is not the first one like this on Preble Street.

"This is the second accident that I understand happened down there in two days. People are not following directions, they just don’t care," said Julia Flashner, of South Boston.

The lack of safety is leaving many neighbors wanting improvements.

"Maybe some flashing lights or something put in the crosswalks," said one resident.

The exact cause of the crash is under investigation.

No further information was released.

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