Police seek public’s help identifying group in connection with ‘violent’ hit and run caught on video in South Boston

The recorded incident reportedly happened Monday near Dorchester Street and W. 4th St.

Warning: The video below may be disturbing to some viewers.

Boston police are asking the public for help identifying multiple people who were caught on video in connection with a hit-and-run and assault in South Boston, authorities said in a release.

Officers responded to reports of a person struck around 8:09 p.m. Monday near Dorchester Street and W. 4th St. where police said they spoke to the victim. 

Footage of the incident, as provided by police, shows several men riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers surrounding a man who had fallen in the street and assaulting him. 

The victim reportedly told police that the group of men, who he did not know, punched and kicked him, “knocking him to the ground where they continued to run him over injuring his arms, shoulders, back and head.”


The group then fled the area, police said, and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers are urging anyone with information to contact South Boston detectives at 617-343-4742, or submit an anonymous tip by calling the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS.  

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