At about 3:18pm, on Sunday, October 6, 2013, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision with pedestrians struck at Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street.
On arrival, officers located two adult victims on the ground at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street being attended to by Boston Fire. Officers also observed a 1 year old male strapped in a stroller with no injuries observed. The female victim in her 30s, suffering from head and neck trauma was transported to Beth Israel Hospital with serious injures. The male victim in his 30s, suffering from injuries to his head and leg was transported to Tufts Medical Center. The child was transported to Tufts Medical Center for further evaluation.
Officers spoke with a witness who stated he was stopped at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street attempting to take a left when he observed the suspect’s vehicle coming from behind him traveling at a high rate of speed The witness stated the suspect then swerved her motor vehicle on the wrong side of Columbus Avenue and struck the people at the corner of Dartmouth Street.
Officers spoke with the suspect who reported she was driving her motor vehicle and swerved left towards Dartmouth Street to avoid the taxi that was in her way. The suspect reported she was unable to avoid colliding with the victims, lost control of the car, hit the building wall at Dartmouth and Lawrence Streets and struck an electric pole. The suspect did not complain of any injuries.
The female suspect was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk, and Passenger Restrictions for Junior Operators License.
To be further investigated by the Auto Investigator.