Man Arrested In South Boston Hit-And-Run That Left Woman Injured

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Murphy's car, seen in surveillance video released by State Police two weeks before Murphy's arrest. (Massachusetts State Police)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Dorchester man has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month that left a 60-year-old pedestrian in the hospital.

John Murphy, 64, is charged with operating to endanger, leaving the scene of a crash that caused bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, operating after suspension, operating while texting, tampering with evidence, and a crosswalk violation.

Massachusetts State Police said Murphy struck the woman as she was in the crosswalk at Day Boulevard near K Street in South Boston around 7:17 a.m. on December 2. She suffered serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

The department said Murphy was looking at his phone at the time of the crash.

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State Police Ask For Help Identifying Hit-And-Run Driver

Murphy fled in his 2005 Lincoln Town Car, which police said had front-end and side-view mirror damage as a result of the crash.

Troopers' investigation found Murphy replaced the side-view mirror, and rented a car in the days after.

Murphy is due to be arraigned in South Boston District Court later Tuesday.

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