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article imageSUV hits two pedestrians in Boston, drags one nearly three miles

By Karen Graham     Feb 1, 2016 in World
A woman driving an SUV early Monday morning in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood allegedly struck two pedestrians, including a woman who was dragged almost three miles before the SUV was stopped.
At about 1:40 a.m. Monday police responded to a call in Boston's Chinatown after a man and a woman had been hit by a car. The 56-year-old man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but the woman was no longer at the scene.
Around 2:00 a.m., State Police responded to a call on Columbia Road in Dorchester, about three miles from the Chinatown hit-and-run scene, for a report of a woman struck by a vehicle, according to CBS News Boston.
Shortly thereafter, reports the Metro, the police were notified the woman who had been struck in Chinatown was the same person found in Dorchester. The 48-year-old woman had been dragged nearly three miles before the SUV, driven by a woman had stopped.
“[The] investigation determined that that victim was, in fact, the female who was hit in Chinatown [while she was on foot with the male victim] and that she was dragged by the vehicle to the Columbia Road location,” State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said in a statement to CBS. “That victim suffered severe traumatic injuries but was alive [when transported to the hospital].”
A witness at the Dorchester scene, Elizabeth Amas told CBS News Boston that she called the police, saying, "I don’t see anybody’s head, I don’t see anybody’s body. I don’t know what’s going on, it’s like an animal or someone under her car."
The woman was taken to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. State Police were quoted by Fox News as saying the woman's injuries were "most likely fatal."
The driver of the SUV, 44-year old Xaianying Zhou, was to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on two counts of leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury.
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