BOSTON - A Boston Police officer is recovering after being hit by a car while trying to arrest a wanted suspect.
Boston Police say around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a police officer was struck by a vehicle. The officer said he saw 39-year-old Wilfredo Burgos of Roxbury in the area of 3084 Washington Street, who he knew had multiple active warrants. The officer approached Burgos, told him about the warrants and that he was under arrest.
Police say that's when Burgos violently took off, leading the officer on a chase. The officer followed the suspect and as they passed behind a large truck, both the officer and suspect were struck by a car.
#BPDTrafficAdvisory: Washington St between School St and Egleston Square is closed at this time to pedestrians and vehicular traffic due to motor vehicle accident with #BPD Officer struck. The officer has been transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) May 15, 2019
Boston Police say the officer has sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
Burgos suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The driver stayed at the scene and has not been issued a citation.
BPD officer struck Washington and Columbus non life threatening injuries. Gun belt and radio removed. pic.twitter.com/38bS1CKj65— Bob Murdock (@Boston25photog) May 15, 2019
Police say Burgos is expected to be arraigned on charges of resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, in addition to the multiple warrants, including a warrant out of East Brookfield for operating with a suspended license subsequent arrest, Worcester for operating with a suspended license, and Roxbury for receiving stolen property subsequent offense, larceny under $1,200, unauthorized use of a credit card, receiving a stolen credit card, receiving lost credit card and receiving improper credit card.
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