A Cambridge woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly struck two people on scooters in Everett and kept driving with the victims on the hood of her vehicle.
Jakyrah Pires, 21, is charged with multiple counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, operating to endanger, and leaving the scene of personal injury, Everett Police wrote in a Facebook post.
Police were called around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Broadway near Lexington Street. The victims told police that they were heading southbound on Broadway when a blue vehicle “tapped one of the scooters from behind,” according to the department.
As the scooter drivers continued along the road, Pires allegedly struck both, and they landed on the hood of her car.
“While both victims were on the hood, Pires continued to drive,” police wrote. “Both victims eventually fell off of the vehicle; the male victim was carried for approximately 30 yards and the female victim for approximately 100 yards (near Broadway and Hancock Streets).”
Boston 25 News, which posted a video of the scene, described how, in the background, one of the victims is laying on the road as the car allegedly driven by Pires continues down the street with the other victim still on the hood.
NOW AT 6:30 AM –
A driver gets frustrated being stuck behind two people riding a scooter in #Everett, and according to police, struck them.
One of the passengers held onto the hood to avoid getting hurt.
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) September 19, 2018
Both victims were taken to CHA Everett Hospital and sustained nonlife-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, Everett and state police caught up with Pires in the parking lot of the Wegman’s grocery store in Medford with the help of a witness who remained on the phone with officers.
Everett Chief Steven Mazzie thanked those who helped the victims as well as the person who followed Pires until police found her.
Pires is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday in Malden District Court.