A man who allegedly stole from a Chinatown liquor store stole then crashed into an Uber car injuring a pedestrian in the process, Police said.
Boston Police Officer James Kenneally, a department spokesman, explained further. The manager of the Wild Duck on Washington Street chased the two men out of the store after he had noticed that the duo was trying to steal alcohol.
According to Kenneally, the two fled the store and got in an Uber that was unattended outside. They drove the car for only about 100 feet before hopping a curb, crashing the car, and striking a female pedestrian in the process. The female pedestrian suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. It was not reported if she was taken to the hospital at the time of the incident.
After the crash, Kenneally said that the two men dumped the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. A passerby captured one of the men and held him until police arrived.
The man grabbed by the passerby was Johnathan Pagan, 26, of Everett. The police arrested him and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was also charged with shoplifting under $50 and larceny of a motor vehicle. He was further charged for leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this crash. “It is unfortunate to see this major accident with injuries in Chinatown. We hope that their injuries aren’t too severe. If you are unsure of what to do when you’ve been involved in an accident, please give our team a call. We can treat your injuries and also, if you wish, refer you to a very competent attorney in case you have a legal claim. Since we are NOT an attorney referral service, we have no interest in your legal claim beyond trying to help you obtain the best attorney to help you.”
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