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.
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.