Detectives from the Homicide Unit are appealing to the public seeking information on the driver responsible for a recent hit and run incident in Dorchester. Detectives continue to actively investigate the facts and circumstances of this incident which has left a local woman suffering from life-threatening injuries. At about 9:00pm, on Friday, March 11, 2011, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a pedestrian struck in the area of Dorchester Ave and Dix Street. On arrival, officers located the victim, a pedestrian, lying face down in the roadway. The victim, a 42 year-old female, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she is being treated for life- threatening injuries. According to witnesses, the operator of the motor vehicle struck the pedestrian and then continued to drive without stopping to check on the wellbeing of the victim.

Homicide is urging anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information about the driver to please contact detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department wants to assure community members that the department is only interested in what you now, not who you are.