At approximately 2:24 AM today State Police-South Boston patrols responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Columbia Road at the Exit 14 ramp from Route 93 north in South Boston. The male pedestrian suffered serious injuries; the vehicle fled the scene after hitting the man.
The initial first responder on scene, a Massachusetts State Police sergeant, administered emergency medical aid to the victim until medics arrived. The victim, a male believed to be approximately 30 years old whose identity is not yet known, was transported by ambulance to Boston Medical Center with severe injuries. At this time, he is expected to survive.
Preliminary investigation by Massachusetts State Troopers indicates that the victim was walking across Columbia Road as two vehicles, described as a red sedan and a white SUV, were eastbound on the same road. The red sedan, which is a possible a Honda Accord with dual tail pipes, struck the pedestrian, propelling him through the air further across the road. Immediately after hitting the victim, the driver of the red sedan continued eastbound, fleeing at a high rate of speed. The white SUV also left the scene.
Anyone with information about the crash or the vehicles observed at the scene is asked to call the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County at 617-727-8817.
The crash is under investigation by the State Police-South Boston Barracks, the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, the State Police Troop H Detective Unit, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.