When state troopers were called to a crash on I-395 in Thompson on Sunday, they found a Rhode Island woman lying off the roadway with serious injures – not far from her disabled vehicle.
This crash marked the eighth time a pedestrian had been hit by a passing car in four days. Six of the eight people were killed.
The troopers discovered Meredith Shaw, 32, of Scituate, R.I., about 9:15 p.m. nearly a half mile south of Exit 53.
They provided Shaw with emergency medical aid – applying a tourniquet and other compression dressings – before she was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. State police said she was suffering serious...