Three Injured During Mass. Police Pursuit


A pedestrian was among three people injured during a police chase in Boston on Thursday.

An officer was on patrol in the Egleston Square area when a car was observed with a disfigured plate, police said.

Near the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Dimock Street, officers discovered the car was stolen. As officers activated their lights and sirens, the suspect motor vehicle fled the area, police said.

As officers drove on Dimock Street, an individual was observed hobbling on the side of the road, and officers believed the pedestrian may have been hit by the suspect vehicle. The officers stopped to help.

The suspect motor vehicle apparently continued onto Walnut Avenue, where it hit an occupied motor vehicle and was observed by a detail officer. The car continued up Walnut Avenue to Seaver Street, where it hit another car and became disabled, police said.

At this point, two men jumped out of the car and took off on foot, police said, but were arrested a short time later.

Michael Johnson, 39 of Jamaica Plain, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, driving to endanger, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in personal injury and operating after revocation or suspension.

His passenger, Stedmon Hill, 37 of Jamaica Plain, was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

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