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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck On Edgell Road Leaving Farmer's Market

Aimee Johnson, who lives at 65 Edgell Rd., was taken to a Boston hospital with a head injury.

UPDATED: 7:45 p.m. with name of woman struck.

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and responded to Edgell Road just before 1:30 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck.

Aimee Johnston, who lives at 65 Edgell Rd., was hit near the also known as the Village Green. The F is there today from noon to 5:20 p.m.

Leslie Jacobs said the accident happened right in front of her mother's house and said Johnston is her mother's neighbor. Jacobs identified Johnston as the woman struck.

"She was walking across the street from the Farmer's Market, when she was hit head on and went flying up and hit the windshield," said Jacobs.

Scanner report had Johnston suffering a head injury and needing a medical helicopter. The helicopter landed at the on Route 9. She was taken to best Israel Hospital in Boston.

Framingham Police are investigating.

"It is a very dangerous street especially with all the construction going on and the market on the Green probably diverted the driver's attention," said Jacobs, who lives in Milford.

Framingham Patch will update when we learn more.

Chris Gagen June 15, 2012 at 01:05 AM
I have said, time and time again.. this should be in my lower lot on Sunday.. better parking, no traffic or construction... way safer!! I hope she is ok.
Andrea Geller June 15, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Mr. Gagen, where is your lot located? have you presented this to the Town? Thanks.
Ryan Seavey June 15, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Cross walks would be useful too on edgel
Susan Petroni (Editor) June 15, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Chris is the owner of CJ's in Nobscot. Holding the Market in the old Nobscot Plaza would not be a bad idea either. It could be held on the Star Market end.
Kevin Mullen June 15, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Great idea to have it up in the Nobscot Plaza. Plenty of parking and space there. I hope the Pedestrian is okay.
Jim Rizoli June 15, 2012 at 05:03 AM
I still don't understand why people aren't taken to Metrowest Hospital. Are they that incapable of tending to her wounds? Jim@ccfiile.com
Brenda Crawshaw June 15, 2012 at 11:32 AM
With all the never ending construction around the Edgell area and the resulting ABJECT STUPIDITY I see there every day at least twice a day as I go through taking advantage og Chris' offer makes perfect sense. If there is some compelling reason why it has to be on the Common, why not move it to the other side like they did last year? It was SO much nicer over there with less road commotion. People really do need to just get a grip on themselves driving through construction areas. Impatience and aggressiveness is just NOT going to get you there any sooner.
Annie Murphy June 15, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I agree with moving the market to the other side of the Common. I love having the market on the Common - it takes us back to the town's agricultural roots in this most historic setting.
Ray Salemi June 15, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I'm in. Maybe a farmers market would inspire someone to reopen the grocery story.
Barbara Sherman June 15, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I think it also is up to everyone crossing the street to use the crosswalk. I know it is not the whole solution but everyone needs to help to make the area safer. I do like moving it to CJs. I just wish it was closer to Wayland because I can not get to the Common from work. Between traffic and work, it is impossible to get there.
Binnie Hundley June 15, 2012 at 03:56 PM
what a wonderful idea to have the farmers market in Nobscot. The new built senior housing would be able to walk to it and perhaps it would be a boom for the local businesses! Brilliant idea!
Ryan Seavey June 15, 2012 at 04:14 PM
We need MANY more crosswalks down edgel regardless, there are points on the road in which the sidwalk just ends and starts on the other side of the street, yet there is NO way to get across and no crosswalks within a logical distance for somebody walking
Binnie Hundley June 15, 2012 at 04:17 PM
If the railroad conversion to a walking trail happens and the market is moved, it would link Framingham to Sudbury in a very safe way. People would be able to bike to the market safely. There are many opportunities available to create safe areas for leisure activities.
Diane Tiger June 15, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Unfortunately, impatience and aggressiveness seem to be all too common regardless of whether there is construction. Simply obeying the speed limit in my neighborhood (full of kids and pedestrians) is enough to drive people behind you nuts.
Diane Tiger June 15, 2012 at 04:49 PM
@Ryan - that's crazy - have you ever raised that issue to anyone?
Jim Rizoli June 15, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Yesterday my brother and I went to Salem to do some videoing... It's about the tie in between the towns Salem and Framingham, the witch trials etc..the reason why Salem Rd is Salem End Rd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YZA9RcmxZQ While there, we went downtown to the farmers market they hold on Thursday. Very nice, no cars, there were two fellas singing and the kids were having a ball playing. Nice and cerebral.... That's how you do a farmers market. Good food, music, people actually making it a destination. You might want to go there and see for yourself, and you might want to incorporate some of their ideas into Framingham's Farmers Market. Jim@ccfiile.com
Binnie Hundley June 15, 2012 at 05:11 PM
totally agree. What comes to mind for me is Lexington and what the rail trail has done for them. Last time I was there, I brought a picnic and sat on the green and then afterwards went for a really nice long walk on the rail trail. Nobscot is a diamond in the rough.
Susan Petroni (Editor) June 15, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Diane - I agree. You and I have been having this conversation it seems for months that there are as you put it impatient, aggressive drivers who speed and don't follow the rules; but there are also many walkers who refuse to use cross walks too. It's sad but I feel like I write about a pedestrian struck in Framingham at least once a week.
Jenny June 15, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Many of the crosswalks are so FADED... just getting some new, bright paint on them would help a ton. There is a crosswalk on Central Street at Wickford Road that is just about faded away. The one on Edgell Road near yesterday's accident is in the same condition. Both are already in dangerous, "unexpected" locations to drivers (not at an obvious four-way stop or traffic light) and both are very faded. I'm not a fan of the bright blue crosswalks I have seen in other towns, but they really do stand out.
Jim Rizoli June 15, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Good point about the rail trail... I drove down it one day in a jeep (don't tell anyone) entered on Edgell Rd and drove all the way to back side Friendlys Ice Cream Sudbury. Nice way to beat the traffic. No sure if you can do it now though... Not to mentioned you'd probably be arrested...LOL Jim@ccfiile.com

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