Police: Woman struck, critically injured after getting out of moving Uber in O’Neill Tunnel

BOSTON (WHDH) - State police are investigating after a woman who abruptly got out of a moving Uber was struck and critically injured by an SUV in the Thomas P. O’Neill Tunnel in Boston on Monday morning.

Troopers responding to a report of a pedestrian struck in the southbound tunnel near Exit 23 around 7:30 a.m. found a 29-year-old Boston woman suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to state police.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to a Boston-area hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

A preliminary investigation indicates the victim was picked up at the departures level of Terminal C at Logan Airport by a 27-year-old Uber driver who was operating a 2012 Mazda CX9, police said.

The driver then made an agreement to take the victim to her residence in Boston for an agreed-upon price.

While in the tunnel, the victim allegedly exited the moving vehicle from the rear passenger side door and was then struck by a 2015 Jeep Cherokee.

The male operator of the vehicle that struck the woman, as well as the Uber operator, remained on scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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