Witnesses wanted after elderly man attacked by pack of Boston ATVs and bikers


Massachusetts Police are asking the public for help in identifying several people who investigators say surrounded and assaulted an 82-year-old driver in Boston last week. State police say members of a group of 30 to 40 off-road motorcycles and ATVs kicked the victim’s car, with at least one suspect throwing a piece of pipe through. the window of the elderly man’s vehicle while another threw a large rock through one of the windows of the car. . The victim, a man from Brookline, suffered serious injuries and remains hospitalized but is expected to survive, police say. State Police said the suspects were driving off-road motorcycles and ATVs on Boylston Street near Fenway Park last Thursday at around 7:30 p.m. Police said the victim was driving his vehicle from Park Drive to Boylston Street, when he observed 30 to 40 off-road motorcycles. and ATVs approaching him. “He was going to pick up a turkey. That’s all he did. A simple run at 7:30 pm,” the victim’s daughter told NewsCenter 5’s John Atwater. “You wouldn’t think this would be a while away. dangerous for someone to go out. ” State police said the victim was forced onto the sidewalk on the right side of the road as several members of the group smashed the windows of the victim’s car. Police said the victim was able to walk away from the scene, crossing the Bowker Viaduct to Storrow Drive westbound, intending to go to a police station for assistance. Investigators say several of the off-road motorcycle and ATV riders followed him and started kicking and hitting the victim’s vehicle again. Police said the elderly victim “attempted to drive evasively away from the suspects” as he continued down Soldiers Field Road. Investigators said the driver got stranded at the top of the Cambridge Street exit ramp in Allston, where he was attacked by one of the runners after rolling his window down, attempting to ask occupants of a other vehicle to call 911 for assistance. Police said the biker, a male, approached the elderly driver and started hitting him through the open window. At the same time, other bikers kicked the victim’s car. One of the suspects threw a piece of pipe through the rear window of the car; another threw a large rock through one of the car windows, police said. “We consider this to be attempted murder,” said the victim’s daughter. “It wasn’t just some sort of assault. He could have really died.” State police said the driver was eventually able to escape traffic and attack there, going to a nearby gas station where he got out of his car and fell to the ground. Boston EMS responded and transported him to St. Elizabeth Medical Center where he remained hospitalized a few days later. our 82-year-old father walked out on his own, “the victim’s daughter said.” Discouraged by humanity in general to know that someone – or more than someone – can come together and beat an old man without defense. “The police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or parts of it, or who saw or has information about the group of motorcyclists and motorcyclists, to call investigators. “We also ask anyone who may have captured footage of the group or the incident on their cell phone, or who called 911 to report the incident, to call us as well,” police said. ‘State. ”Anyone with any such information, photos or footage or who called 911 that night is asked to call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817. “State police reminded witnesses that the incident began at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 18 and followed this route. : Park Drive, Boylston Street, Bowker Overpass, Storrow Drive (westbound); Soldiers Field Road (westbound), exit ramp to Cambridge Street via River Street Bridge and the DoubleTree Hotel in Allston, culminating at Joe’s Kwik Market (formerly Speedway) on Cambridge Street in Allston (approximately 2.7 miles).

Massachusetts Police are asking the public for help in identifying several people who investigators say surrounded and assaulted an 82-year-old driver in Boston last week.

State police say members of a group of 30 to 40 off-road motorcycles and ATVs kicked the victim’s car, with at least one suspect throwing a piece of pipe through. the window of the elderly man’s vehicle while another threw a large rock through one of the windows of the car. .

The victim, a man from Brookline, suffered serious injuries and remains hospitalized but is expected to survive, police say.

State Police said the suspects were driving off-road motorcycles and ATVs on Boylston Street near Fenway Park last Thursday around 7:30 p.m.

Police said the victim was driving his vehicle from Park Drive to Boylston Street when she saw 30 to 40 off-road motorcycles and ATVs approaching him.

“He was going to pick up a turkey. That’s all he did. A simple run at 7:30 pm,” the victim’s daughter told NewsCenter 5’s John Atwater. “You wouldn’t think this would be a while away. dangerous for someone to go out. “

State police said the victim was forced onto the sidewalk on the right side of the road as several members of the group smashed the windows of the victim’s car.

Police said the victim was able to walk away from the scene, crossing the Bowker Viaduct to Storrow Drive westbound, intending to go to a police station for assistance.

Investigators say several off-road motorcycle and ATV riders followed him and started kicking and hitting the victim’s vehicle again.

Police said the elderly victim “attempted to drive evasively away from the suspects” as he continued down Soldiers Field Road.

Investigators said the driver got stranded at the top of the Cambridge Street exit ramp in Allston, where he was attacked by one of the runners after rolling his window down, attempting to ask occupants of a other vehicle to call 911 for assistance.

Police said the biker, a male, approached the elderly driver and started hitting him through the open window. At the same time, other bikers kicked the victim’s car. One of the suspects threw a piece of pipe through the rear window of the car; another threw a large rock through one of the car windows, police said.

“We consider this to be attempted murder,” said the victim’s daughter. “It wasn’t just some sort of assault. He really could have died.”

This 82-year-old man was invaded and attacked by a bundle of dirt.  x20; bike and ATV riders in Boston on Nov 18, 2021.

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The 82-year-old man was invaded and attacked by a pack of motorcyclists and bikers in Boston on November 18, 2021.

State Police said the driver eventually managed to escape traffic and attack there, going to a nearby gas station where he got out of his car and fell to the ground.

Boston EMS responded and transported him to St. Elizabeth Medical Center where he remained hospitalized a few days later.

“He wasn’t doing anything wrong. He just travels somewhere and then gets attacked, and it’s heartbreaking for us to know that it’s not safe for our 82-year-old dad to go out alone,” said the victim’s daughter. “Discouraged by humanity in general to know that someone – or more than anyone – can come together and beat a helpless old man.”

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or parts of it, or who saw or has information about the group of motorcyclists and motorcyclists, to call investigators.

“We also ask anyone who may have captured footage of the group or the incident on their cell phone, or who called 911 to report the incident, to call us as well,” police said. State. “Anyone with any such information, photos or footage or who called 911 that night is asked to call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.”

State Police reminded witnesses that the incident began at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 18 and followed this route:

Park Drive, Boylston Street, Bowker Overpass, Storrow Drive (westbound); Soldiers Field Road (westbound), exit ramp to Cambridge Street via River Street Bridge and the DoubleTree Hotel in Allston, culminating at Joe’s Kwik Market (formerly Speedway) on Cambridge Street in Allston (approximately 2.7 miles).


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