The driver accused of hitting a cyclist in Jamaica Plain on Aug. 6 was arraigned Wednesday, according to the Suffolk district attorney’s office.
Jonathan Costa, 27, of Brookline appeared in West Roxbury Municipal Court on a complaint charging him with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a collision causing injury. Prosecutors recommended $500 cash bail for Costa, and Judge Debra Shopteese released him on personal recognizance. His next court date is Nov. 16, according to Jake Wark, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.
The collision occurred at the rotary by Centre Street and the Arborway on the morning of Aug. 6. State Police posted a video of the incident on Facebook that shows the cyclist getting hit by a small red car that was exiting the rotary. The cyclist, a 20-year-old Boston woman, survived the crash and was taken to Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, which included road rash, pain, and soreness.
“She was hospitalized following the collision but is recovering,” said Wark.
The video of the collision has been viewed on Facebook more than 260,000 times.
Seeking help identifying hit and run suspect
Seeking help identifying hit and run suspect At 9:13 a.m. Monday Boston Police notified State Police that they received a report of a cyclist struck at Centre Street at the Arborway in Jamaica Plain. The victim is a 20-year-old Boston woman. She was taken to Faulkner Hospital with injuries believed to be non-life threatening. The vehicle that struck her was a small red four-door car, which appears to be a hatchback. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who recognizes this vehicle or has information about this crash is urged to contact the State Police-Milton Barracks at 617-698-5840.Posted by Massachusetts State Police on Tuesday, August 7, 2018