Boston Police report a man trying to evade getting arrested on several warrants in Egleston Square around 10:30 this morning was hit by the same car that hit the officer as the two ran across Washington Street.
According to police, the officer spotted Wilfredo Burgos, 39, of Roxbury, whom he knew had a warrant out for his arrest:
The officer approached the male and notified him of the active warrant and stated that he was under arrest. At this time, the suspect violently pulled away from the officer in an attempt to evade arrest and continued to flee away from the officer. The officer gave chase across Washington Street and passed behind a large truck. At this time, both the officer and the suspect were struck by a motor vehicle traveling from Columbus Avenue towards School Street. The officer suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect, who suffered minor injuries, was also transported to a local hospital where he will remain until he is able to be booked. The operator of the motor vehicle remained on scene and no citations have been issued at this time.
Once he is well enough, Burgos will be arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest - as well as on warrants for operating with a suspended license out of both East Brookfield and Worcester and out of Roxbury for receiving stolen property under $1,200, and several charges related to unauthorized use of a credit card, police say.