State Police: Elderly Brookline Man Assaulted By Group Of Dirt-Bikers


A photo of the damage to the victim's car after the alleged attack on Thursday. Photo: Massachusetts State Police

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — State Police are on the lookout for several people who they say assaulted an elderly Brookline man last Thursday. Police said the 82-year-old man, who isn't named, was driving on Boylston Street towards the Bowker Overpass when his car was surrounded by about 30 to 40 people on dirt bikes and ATVs. The group allegedly forced him to the side of the road and started smashing out his windows.

Police said the victim made it to Storrow Drive and started driving west towards Allston-Brighton as he tried to find a police station for help, but some of the group followed him and he got stuck in traffic on the Cambridge Street off-ramp.

The man rolled down his window to ask another driver to call 911, and one of the riders allegedly walked up to his open window and started punching him. Police said the other riders smashed out his other windows with rocks and a pipe.

The man was eventually able to get onto Cambridge Street, where he reached a convenience store, got out of his car, and collapsed on the ground. He was transported to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and is still in the hospital with serious injuries as of Tuesday evening, but is expected to live.

An investigation into the alleged assault is still ongoing, and State police released a surveillance video of the group of riders before the alleged incident.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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