Woman Hit By Stolen Truck On Sidewalk Outside Boston Public Garden

BOSTON (CBS) – A woman walking on the sidewalk was hit by a stolen pickup truck just outside the Boston Public Garden Thursday afternoon.

It happened at the corner of Boylston and Charles Street South. The woman was unresponsive after the crash and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“I heard the screeching of the wheels,” witness Donald Saarela said. “I looked up and I saw the black truck go across the sidewalk. It hit everything and everything just started flying in the air. A lady started screaming.”

The truck smashed through the gate of the Public Garden.





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“She was on the ground. Her face was down,” witness Britt Locklin said. “There was just so much blood you couldn’t see her face really.”

Witnesses said they watched as a woman was struck by the truck after it veered across the street and careened onto the sidewalk.

“She was under the debris,” Saarela said.

A nurse and a doctor rushed to help before she was taken to the hospital. Witnesses said the driver of the truck nonchalantly walked away. Then police learned that the truck was stolen.

“He just got out and just walked across to the other side of the Common, like, as if nothing happened,” Locklin said.

Police are reviewing surveillance video and asking witnesses to come forward with any information they have.

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