Man in Critical Condition After Bennington Street Hit and Run

Boston police are still searching for the driver of a SUV that hit a man crossing Bennington Street last Thursday and then fled the scene.

The incident occurred just before midnight when Boston Police and Boston EMS responded to reports of a pedestrian struck in the area of 19 Bennington St.

When police and EMS arrived they found the victim, whose name has not been released, laying in the street with severe head injuries.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was placed in intensive care with life-threatening injuries.

According to reports the victim works as a livery driver for a cab service near where he was struck. Friends of the victim said he was crossing Bennington Street and heading to his work’s office at the time of the accident.

Police say that one witness was able to follow the suspect all the way to Charlestown and was able to provide a license plate number to police. The witness reported that the driver behind the wheel was female and he made several attempts to get her to pull over with no avail. The witness backed off once the driver went into Charlestown.

While the incident was terrible many were not shocked. In the past few weeks there have been several vehicle collisions with injuries and a boy was struck while crossing Bennington Street up in Orient Heights last week. 

“So very sad that these types of accidents seem to occur on a daily basis,” said Veronica Filippone Shaponick. “I hope they catch the driver and more importantly, I hope the victim will make a full recovery.”

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