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State Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Crash that Seriously Injured Motorcycle Passenger

Just before 2 AM today Massachusetts State Troopers responded to a hit-and-run crash involving a 2003 Honda Accord and a 2016 Honda CB300 motorcycle on the Arborway at South Street in Boston. The crash resulted in life threatening injuries to the passenger of the motorcycle.

Preliminary investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction indicates that at 1:54 AM the motorcycle was eastbound on the Arborway. At the intersection with South Street, the Honda Accord, which had been westbound on the Arborway approaching the intersection, entered into an illegal left turn from the Arborway to South Street. The car and motorcycle collided in an eastbound lane of the Arborway.

The motorcycle's operator, a 24-year-old Boston man, and passenger, a 22-year-old Boston man, were both ejected. Preliminary information suggests neither was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Accord did not stop and drove away from the scene, heading south. Troopers are working to locate that driver and the vehicle.

The motorcycle passenger was transported to Beth Israel Hospital, where he is in critical condition. The motorcycle operator was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The ongoing investigation into the crash is being conducted by the State Police-Milton Barracks, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County.


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