Billerica – On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at approximately 7:15 pm, Billerica Police responded to a 911 call reporting a pedestrian having been struck while crossing the street in the area of #785 Boston Road. Upon arrival, officers observed as the Billerica Fire Department was attending to a single male victim lying in the roadway suffering from obvious impact injuries consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. A short distance from the pedestrian, officers also observed a 2015 Acura RDX pulled off to the side of the roadway. The vehicle had moderate front end damage consistent with having been involved in a recent impact. Initial information obtained at the scene from both the driver of the Acura and from an uninvolved witness indicated that the victim had been crossing east to west in an unmarked portion of Boston Road when he was struck by the Acura which had been traveling southbound on Boston Road. The victim, Carlos Bonilla, 72, was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington where it was later reported he succumbed to his injuries.
The incident is being investigated by the Billerica Police Traffic Division, the Middlesex District Attorney’s
Office and the Massachusetts State Police Reconstruction Unit.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653