State Police report that a pedestrian on Columbia Road near the exit from the Expressway northbound was thrown into the air when a driver slammed into him around 2:20 a.m. on Thursday.
The man, about 30, was taken to Boston Medical Center with severe injuries but is expected to survive, State Police say, adding:
Preliminary investigation by Massachusetts State Troopers indicates that the victim was walking across Columbia Road as two vehicles, described as a red sedan and a white SUV, were eastbound on the same road. The red sedan, which is a possible a Honda Accord with dual tail pipes, struck the pedestrian, propelling him through the air further across the road. Immediately after hitting the victim, the driver of the red sedan continued eastbound, fleeing at a high rate of speed. The white SUV also left the scene.
Anybody with information can contact detectives at 617-727-8817.