June 24, 2009: Adilino Monteiro, an 83 year old Brockton, Massachusetts resident, suffered severe personal injuries while attempting to cross North Montello Street in Brockton on Monday. A car driven by Sunthorn Nuntapanich, struck Monteiro as he was trying to cross the street.
Apparently, a car traveling in the northbound lane had stopped to let Monteiro cross the street. Nuntapanich, who was in the southbound lane, did not see Monteiro prior to impact. The front quarter panel of Nuntapanich’s car collided with Monteiro and he hit his head on the side-view mirror. Monteiro was taken to Brockton Hospital and then was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Nuntapanich and his wife, Phian Sanocki, were not injured in the accident.
Witnesses claim that Nuntapanich was not speeding and was traveling within the boundaries of his lane. Brockton Police officer, Lt. John Crowley, confirmed that the car was “just inching forward in traffic.” It does not appear that any charges will be filed against Nuntapanich.
This is the third pedestrian accident in Massachusetts within the last two weeks. On June 16th, 4 year old Diya Patel was hit and killed as she was crossing Washington Street in Stoughton, Massachusetts. On June 18th, 5 year old Brandy Rix was seriously injured when she was hit by a medical transport van in Abington, Massachusetts. Criminal charges have been filed against the drivers in both of those accidents.