Striking Teacher Taken to Hospital After Being Hit by Car

A striking teacher was hit by a car while crossing the street by the Newton Education Center on Thursday morning.

“At approximately 11:17 am, officers responded to the area of 100 Walnut St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian,” the Newton Police Department (NPD) said on Facebook.

According to the NPD, the pedestrian was transported to a hospital for treatment. Both the driver and the pedestrian identified themselves as teachers.

“A motorist was pulling out of the [Newton Education Center] lot onto Crafts St. when they made contact with a pedestrian crossing the roadway,” the post reads. “The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk.”

The Newton Teachers Association (NTA) has been on strike since Jan. 19. The NTA and the Newton School Committee have been negotiating at the Education Center, and teachers have demonstrated in front of the building throughout the strike.

This is a developing story.

February 1, 2024