Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident Identified

A spokeswoman with the Middlesex District Attorney's office has confirmed the victim as Qiuli Chen, 50, of Malden.

The Middlesex District Attorney's office has confirmed the identity of a Malden woman who was killed crossing Broadway near 99 Gas earlier this week. 

Quili Chen, 50, was crossing the street with a 45-year-old male companion when the two were struck by a female driver Wednesday night.

The man, not identified, was hospitalized with serious injuries but later released from Mass General Hospital. 

The incident remains under investigation.

Stephen Winslow January 14, 2013 at 03:25 AM
Badly designed road.. There are no crosswalks from the Everett line to Route 60.. This is a prime candidate for a conversion from a 4-lane road to a 2-lane road with a center turn lane..
david mokal January 14, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Pedestrian has the right of way regardless.
Nick Wright January 14, 2013 at 09:58 PM
That's not true at all.
Nick Wright January 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM
The reason people are getting hit is because they are convinced of that, David. When did we stop teaching people to look both ways (and then one more time) before crossing the street? I complained to the mayor once already because they put those "state law - yield to pedestrians" signs in places where that law applies. So, as an FYI, here's how it works. Pedestrians have the "right of way" when crossing in a crosswalk wither with the traffic light or in crosswalks where no traffic light is available. So, if there's a button to press to get the "Walk" light, then they must do so. If it's a crosswalk in the middle of a street with no button to be pressed, then cars must stop for them. The law states that you have to stop for them if they are in your half of the road. Meaning, if they step off the curb on the far side of the road, I don't have to stop for them. I have to stop for them if they are standing at the line, or on the curb on my side. That's the law. It's easily accessible on the ma.gov website.
krissy o January 17, 2013 at 04:12 PM
I don't care where it is in Malden have you ever tried to cross the street in a crosswalk? First of all the light to walk changes in less than 5 seconds so everyone is literally running to not get hit. Then theres always some cars that have a green light at the same time i have the light to cross and have had cars beep at me. Well guess what you might have a green light but so do I and I have children and I am ALWAYS in a crosswalk as I am trying to teach them to cross a street without getting hit. Even in the crosswalk with a walk light people don"t let you cross. This city is bound to have fatalities as cars dont let walkers cross the street. If you try to cross in this city you are taking your life in your hands.


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