Witnesses sought after elderly man attacked by pack of Boston ATV, motorcycle riders

Posted 8 days ago


BOSTON — Massachusetts police are asking for the public's help identifying multiple people who investigators say surrounded and assaulted an 82-year-old driver in Boston last week.

State police said members of a group of 30 to 40 off-road motorcycles and ATVs kicked the victim’s car, with at least one suspect throwing a piece of pipe through the elderly man's vehicle window while another threw a large rock through one of the car windows.

The victim, a Brookline man, suffered serious injuries and remains hospitalized but is expected to survive, according to police.

State police said the suspects were operating dirt bikes and ATVs on Boylston Street near Fenway Park last Thursday around 7:30 p.m.

According to police, the victim was driving his vehicle from Park Drive to Boylston Street, when he observed 30 to 40 off-road motorcycles and ATVs approaching him.

"He was going to pick up a turkey. That's all he was doing. A simple errand at 7:30 at night," the victim's daughter told NewsCenter 5's John Atwater. "You wouldn't think that it would be a dangerous time for someone to be out."

State police said the victim was forced onto the curb on the right-hand side of the road, with several members of the group smashing the windows of the victim’s car.

Police said the victim was able to drive away from the scene, driving across the Bowker Overpass to Storrow Drive westbound, with the intention of driving to a police station to get help....(Read more)