Woman dragged by Jeep after crash in Somerville

A Cambridge woman was dragged about a quarter of a mile by a vehicle following a crash in Somerville Friday night, according to State Police.

The 23-year-old woman, who was not identified, was dragged by a 2010 Jeep Patriot on Route 16 east, west of Boston Avenue, after it was involved in a crash with her vehicle, a 2011 Honda Civic, around 8 p.m., State Police said in a statement.

The woman approached the operator of the Jeep, an unidentified 35-year-old Malden man, following the collision that occurred in Somerville.


During the encounter, the driver of the Jeep drove off with the woman “attached” to his vehicle, State Police said in the statement.

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She broke free from the Jeep near Whole Foods Market on Route 16 in Medford and was transported by ambulance to Boston Medical Center.

The driver of the Jeep spoke with investigators at the Medford barracks under his own volition after the incident, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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