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A female Lyft driver sustained minor injuries after being assaulted and carjacked by a male passenger in Braintree Friday evening, according to police.

The passenger asked the Lyft driver to pull over in the area of Shaw Street and Hayward Street around 8:30 p.m, the Braintree Police Department said in a statement.

He allegedly pulled her from the driver’s seat and assaulted her before taking control of the vehicle, the statement said.

The man fled the scene, but crashed a short time later near Washington Street and Broad Street in Weymouth, according to Braintree police.

Weymouth Police apprehended the carjacker after the crash. The incident is under investigation.

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The victim was transported to a local hospital, according to the release.


Sofia Saric can be reached at sofia.saric@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @sofia_saric.