On January 8, 2009, at 2119 hours, Watertown Police and Fire Departments responded to Mt Auburn St and Bates Rd on a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The pedestrian was crossing Mt Auburn St in dark clothing and was struck by a 2001 Ford Taurus traveling westbound on Mt Auburn St. The Ford Taurus was operated by a 26 year old male Bedford resident. The pedestrian, who is a 35 year old male from Boston, was transported to the Beth Israel Hospital with head injuries. The pedestrian was listed in critical condition. Watertown Police and the State Police Accident reconstruction Team are currently investigating this accident.