Bail set for driver who allegedly struck couple in Chinatown, dragged woman for miles

A Sandwich woman was arraigned Monday for allegedly striking two pedestrians in Chinatown, dragging one of them nearly 3 miles. 

Bail was set at $5,000 for 44-year-old Xia Ying Zhou of Sandwich. She appeared in court on charges of leaving the scene. 

A 56-year-old man and the 48-year-old woman were struck at around 2:15 a.m. Monday in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood. The man was found at the scene with serious injuries. 

The woman was hospitalized in "very critical" condition.

Police responded to the city’s Dorchester section for reports of a pedestrian struck and determined that the woman found there was the same woman who had been struck in Chinatown.

According to State Police, the suspect’s vehicle traveled from Kneeland Street to Columbia Road on I-93 while dragging the victim.

Prosecutors says Zhou got out of her car and checked behind it, where the woman was later found, but then left the scene in her car. 

Zhou’s attorney said Zhou denies hitting anybody and says Zhou tried to help the victim being dragged. 

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