Last month, a 16-year-old Jamaican Plain girl crashed into a 65-year-old cyclist while driving her mother's Dodge Caravan. According to the Boston Herald, the teenager dragged the bicyclist nearly 200 feet with the vehicle before leaving the scene. The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said the victim suffered multiple broken bones and other injuries from the hit-and-run accident.
The 65-year-old also had a punctured lung and rib fractures that left him hospitalized for around three weeks. Massachusetts state troopers were able to find the 16-year-old after gathering information from those who saw the accident. Police officials located the van, which matched the descriptions given by witnesses, and said the juvenile supposedly confessed to being behind the wheel during the time of the accident.