Male suffers life-threatening injuries in Dorchester hit-and-run

A male victim suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday night when a car struck the vehicle he was riding at a Dorchester intersection and fled the scene, Boston police said.

The hit-and-run crash took place at about 8 p.m. near Kingsdale and Standish streets and led to a police pursuit that ended when the fleeing driver crashed into a home at 16 Glenside Ave. in Jamaica Plain, said David Estrada, a police spokesman.


The driver then fled on foot but was captured nearby, Estrada said.

The victim of the initial crash, who had been riding a motorcycle or scooter, was taken to Boston Medical Center.

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Neither the victim nor the suspect were identified.

Behind police tape at the Dorchester intersection, investigators shined flashlights and placed evidence cones on the asphalt.

Neighborhood resident Marvin Kemp watched with a group of men from a stoop just beyond the yellow tape.


“We was in the house; we just heard it,” Kemp said. “Everybody in the whole block ran out. It was crazy. . . . Kid was just on the [ground], man. . . . Blood was all over the place.”

Kemp, 22, said that he did not recognize the victim, but that he appeared to be in his teens.

“I walked off after a while, because it was gruesome,” Kemp said. “When I saw him, he wasn’t moving.”

As Kemp spoke, a minivan zoomed past a stop sign at a nearby intersection without slowing. Kemp said he sees such driving all the time.

“We always say somebody’s kid’s going to get hurt,” he said.

In Jamaica Plain, at the corner of Glen Road and Glenside Avenue, resident Matt Yosca peered down the road toward the red car, dimly visible where it had crashed at the end of the short street.

“I heard tires squealing,” Yosca, 38, recalled.

Yosca and other neighbors said the driver probably turned onto Glenside not knowing it was a dead end, then found himself trapped.

Globe correspondent Rachel Riley contributed to this report. Jeremy C. Fox can
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