A woman was struck by a driver in a pick-up truck as she crossed East Pine near Boylston early Saturday morning. The vehicle fled the scene but police were able to track the female driver miles away thanks to two observant witnesses at R Place who saw the collision.
We don’t have details on the woman’s condition at this time but she was reported to be down on the pavement in front of Linda’s Tavern, conscious but bleeding from the head.
Police tracked down the suspect in her pick-up on 23rd Ave near Dearborn. The two witnesses from R Place were driven to 23rd where they identified the pick-up truck and the driver. The female suspect was taken into custody and transported to the East Precinct where an SPD drug recognition expert was called in to evaluate her condition.
East Pine was shut down after the 2:15 AM crash as medics attended to the injured woman. It was re-opened around 2:30 AM as the woman was transported from the scene but quickly closed again just after 3 AM when the SPD Traffic Collision Investigation Squad was called to the scene to process the area for evidence and to interview witnesses.