Brockton Police Cruiser Fatally Strikes Elderly Woman

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BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A police cruiser fatally struck a woman on Main Street in Brockton Tuesday evening.

Massachusetts State Police say the Brockton cruiser was responding to an emergency call with its lights on when the woman was hit.

The officer driving the cruiser stopped to administer first aid to the woman. She was to Good Samaritan Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The woman has been identified as 75-year-old Maria Graca, of Brockton.

"She invites everybody over to her house. Little parties and stuff," Brockton resident Chris Ransom told WBZ-TV. "She helps all the children. She watches some of the children, she’s very polite. She’s nice to get to know. My prayers go out to her and her family because that’s just sad what happened."

The crash is currently being investigated.

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