An SUV hit two people in Chinatown and dragged one of them approximately three miles to Dorchester.
Around 2:00 a.m. on Monday, police responded to a call at Kneeland Street and Harrison Avenue after a car had struck a man and woman, CBS reported. While the man was taken to Tufts Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, the woman could not be found at the scene.
Police then received notification that the woman who had been struck in Chinatown was found on Columbia Road in Dorchester, having been dragged by the vehicle for approximately three miles, Boston.com reported.
“[The] investigation determined that that victim was in fact the female who was hit in Chinatown [while she was on foot with the male victim] and that she was dragged by the vehicle the Columbia Road location,” State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said in a statement to CBS. “That victim suffered severe traumatic injuries but was alive [when transported to the hospital].”
“I called the cops in, [and I said] 'I don’t see anybody’s head, I don’t see anybody’s body. I don’t know what’s going on, it’s like an animal or someone under her car,' and that’s when the cops came over here. It seems like she had been dragging her for over like a mile,” witness Elizabeth Amas told CBS.
The woman was taken to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, CBS added.
Xaianying Zhou, 44, was allegedly driving the SUV, according to Boston.com. She will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Monday on two counts of leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury.