State Police: Suspect struck by two cars while avoiding troopers


A Billerica man was seriously injured when he bailed out of his SUV while being chased by police and was struck by two cars on I-495 in Hopkinton Tuesday.

Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio told 22News the incident happened just after 6 p.m., when the suspect, identified only as a 27-year-old man, had avoided troopers who tried to pull him over for driving erratically and at a speed of around 100 miles per hour.

Ultimately, the suspect ended up crashing on I-495 southbound, just past Exit 21 in Hopkinton.

Following the crash, the suspect got out of the car and ran into the wooded median of the highway.

State Police say it does not appear troopers pursued the suspect through the woods, but moments later, they received calls about a man being struck by two vehicles-first by a station wagon and then by the side-view mirror of an SUV- on I-495 northbound near Exit 21.

The man struck by the two vehicles was determined to be the suspect. Troopers provided medical aid to him while awaiting an ambulance, which took him to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

State Police say that the man had suffered serious injuries.

Two northbound lanes and one southbound lane of I-495 were closed for about three hours Tuesday night while State Police investigated the incident.

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