17-year-old arrested; two women injured after being struck by stolen van in Brighton

BOSTON (WHDH) - Evidence markers covered a street where police say two women were struck by a van that may have been stolen Sunday night in Brighton.

Police announced an arrest on Monday morning of a 17-year-old from Stow in connection with the incident.

Witnesses say three women were crossing Washington Street at a crosswalk with an active walk signal when a van came through, hitting two of the women and dragging them several hundred feet.

One of the victims was reportedly unconscious.

“There were a lot of people trying to help,” said a witness at the scene. “They picked up this broken phone by the sidewalk. It took maybe 30-40 seconds for the first police to arrive.”

While first responders attended to the victims, another crime scene was set up a few blocks down the road as a van with heavy front-end damage was left behind.

A local bike shop, Crimson Bikes, says the van belongs to the company but was stolen. The company says they are cooperating with authorities.

The suspect is facing several charges including leaving the scene of a crash, operating without a license, and failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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