At about 8:02AM, Wednesday July, 3, 2013, officers from District A-7 (East Boston)
responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the area of at 944 Bennington Street, Orient Heights Neighborhood (Burger King Restaurant).
On arrival officers observed a brown Ford Explorer half way into the building. The vehicle was unoccupied, shut off, and the key was in the ignition.
Also on scene was Boston Fire and EMS treating two female victims 89 and 73 years of age and one male victim 69 year old. All three victims were transported to Mass. General Hospital with non- life threatening injuries. Witnesses on scene reported to officers the driver of the vehicle fled on foot. He is described as a Hispanic male about 5’06’ tall, medium build, dark short hair, clean shaven, wearing a dark shirt, black shorts and glasses. Witnesses further reported the same man returned moments later and retrieved a black bag from inside the vehicle and fled once again behind the building toward Orient Heights.
A short time later a male arrived at District A-7 (East Boston) with an El Salvador passport in hand and reported he was the owner of the vehicle involved with the motor vehicle accident on 944 Bennington Street. He did not match the description of the driver given by witnesses on scene.
He told officers the Explorer is utilized as a livery vehicle and has multiple drivers. . He further stated he gave the keys to his friend this morning about 6:30am but could not identify the ‘Friend”.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District A-7 (East Boston) Detectives at (617) 343-4234.
Community members wanting to help this investigation anonymously can either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.