Brockton: City sees 9th pedestrian fatality

City officials are confirming another pedestrian death on Friday morning, making it the 9th this year. This was the second pedestrian-related fatality this week, as 61 year old Thomas Ryan was struck and killed on Monday morning while crossing Route 27.

Police responded to 915 West Chestnut Street at 2:30 a.m. for a report of a motor vehicle accident. A 19 year old male, Trequel Bradsher, was struck and has died from his injuries. The State Police Reconstruction Team was called to the scene and the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident.

Police said Bradsher was hit by a car driven by 22-year-old Brian Perkins.

The Enterprise newspaper reports a judge set bail for Perkins at $10,000 following his arraignment in Brockton District Court on drunken driving and motor vehicle homicide charges.

A prosecutor said Perkins failed field sobriety tests and was unsteady on his feet after the accident.

Perkins’ attorney said her client stopped and called 911 immediately after the crash.

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter has called the situation “mind boggling,” as the city has been busy over the past two months to step up initiatives to assist motorists and protect pedestrians. A meeting is planned next week with the mayor’s office, Massachusetts Department of Transportation and other city agencies.

Friday’s pedestrian fatality, adds to the growing list and is also closing in on the city’s homicide rate, which stands at 11 for the year.

About Kevin Tocci

Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter, news anchor and host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on 95.9FM WATD.