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Arrest made in hit-and-run crash at Public Garden entrance

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A Boston man was in court Friday, accused of being at the wheel Thursday when a pedestrian was struck by a stolen pickup truck at one of the entrances to the Boston Public Garden.



a truck on a city street: A photo of a pick-up truck involved in a crash at the entrance to the Boston Public Garden at the corner of Boylston and Charles Street


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A photo of a pick-up truck involved in a crash at the entrance to the Boston Public Garden at the corner of Boylston and Charles Street

Police allege Keith Andrade, 58, of Boston, was driving a Chevy Colorado pickup truck that struck a woman at the corner of Boylston and Charles streets Thursday.

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Photos from the scene showed the truck on the sidewalk at the entrance to the garden with severe front-end damage. It appeared that several granite stone fixtures were knocked down.

Boston police said the pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries. A witness said the the woman was pinned beneath the vehicle.

Witness said the pickup

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Arrest in Boston hit-and-run pedestrian accident at Public Garden

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A 58-year-old Boston man is being arraigned today on charges he stole a pick-up truck and crashed it next to the Public Garden seriously injuring a woman who was walking near the scene Thursday afternoon, police announced.

Police said they arrested Keith Andrade once they spotted him Thursday night hours after the afternoon crash in the area of Washington Street and School Street. The victim remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, police said today.

Andrade is facing charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a license, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury.

Andrade also had two active warrants out of Boston District Court for larceny from a person.

As the Herald reported Thursday, a woman walking around the Public Garden suffered life-threatening

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