Crime

35-year-old N.H. woman seriously injured after being struck by car in alleged domestic incident along I-95

Police were called to the highway near the I-93 exit in Canton around 10:25 p.m. Tuesday.

A 35-year-old New Hampshire woman was seriously injured after police say she and a man were outside their Ford Focus, stopped in the breakdown lane along I-95 northbound in Canton, when the man got back inside the vehicle and hit her with it Tuesday night.

The 28-year-old New Hampshire man, who remains publicly unidentified due to a state law that prohibits authorities from naming domestic violence defendants in an effort to protect their victims, is being charged with assault and battery on a family or household member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, violation of an abuse prevention order, intimidation of a witness, drunken driving — second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and unlicensed operation. The man was expected to be arraigned in Stoughton District Court on Wednesday, according to David Procopio, a spokesman for state police.

Authorities were called to the highway near the I-93 exit around 10:25 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck, Procopio said in an email. It was via investigation that police determined the woman was struck as a result of a domestic incident.

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The woman, who was taken to Boston Medical Center, was conscious and alert when emergency personnel responded to the scene. Her injuries are believed to be serious but nonlife-threatening, Procopio said.

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