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Erratic Driver Flees Vehicle, Gets Struck by 2 Cars on Interstate 495

Two northbound lanes and one southbound lane of Interstate 495 were closed following the crash in Hopkinton

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    Lanes Back Open After I-495 Pedestrian Crash

    A 27-year-old Billerica man, who was fleeing from police when he was struck by two cars on I-495 in Hopkinton, was transported by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019)

    Two northbound lanes and one southbound lane of a Massachusetts highway were closed Tuesday night after a person was struck by two vehicles.

    State police received a call around 6:05 p.m. of an erratic driver on Interstate 495 in Marlboro. The caller reported that a vehicle was traveling at an estimated 100 mph.

    Moments later, a trooper spotted a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driving erratically and attempted to stop it, but the man refused to stop and fled from the cruiser.

    A pursuit ensued, and a short time later the suspect lost control of the Tahoe and spun out into the center median on I-495 southbound, south of Exit 21 in Hopkinton.

    Lanes Blocked on Interstate 495 After Pedestrian Crash

    [NECN] Lanes Blocked on Interstate 495 After Pedestrian Crash

    An erratic driver who abandoned his vehicle on Interstate 495 was struck by at least one vehicle as he he attemtped to run across the highway.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019)

    The male suspect fled the car on foot through the wooded median. 

    Minutes later, State police received calls around 6:16 p.m. reporting that a male pedestrian, who police say was the fleeing suspect, had been struck by two vehicles near Exit 21. 

    The trooper began medical aid on the 27-year-old Billerica man and he was then transported by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries.

    A preliminary investigation reveals the suspect was struck by a 2017 Subaru Impreza wagon being operated by a 56-year-old Medway man and then by the sideview mirror of a 2017 Ford Explorer being operated by a 67-year-old Westford man.

    The Impreza and the suspect’s Tahoe were towed from the scene.

    All highway lanes were reopened by approximately 9:20 p.m.

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    Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman released the names of the 5 victims who were gunned down Friday by their coworker at the Henry Pratt company.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019)

    It's unclear what, if any, charges the suspect may face.

    The incident is under investigation. 

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