On Wednesday, May 25, there was a traffic accident in Beacon Hill which sent a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries. Unfortunately, this doesn't sound that unusual, until you add the fact that the car that hit the unnamed victim was empty at the time.
A 45-year-old woman was crossing in the crosswalk witnesses told The Boston Globe, when a fast moving and driverless BMW struck her, dragged her across the intersection and left her pinned under the car when it came to a stop. When witness Augustina Wheelis, 27, saw the empty car rolling backward, slamming into a nearby Smartcar, "I just knew something bad happened.''
The victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries including bone fractures and a head wound, according to a Boston police report. At last report she remained in guarded condition.