Dorchester Man Charged in Hit-and-Run that Critically Injured Teen

A man accused of fleeing the scene after hitting a teen on a motorized scooter was arraigned on Thursday and held on $10,000 bail.

The Boston Globe reported that 32-year-old Manuel Alfonseca appeared in Dorchester Municipal Court and pleaded not guilty to seven different charges stemming from the collision that left a 15-year-old in critical condition on Wednesday. Alfonseca was arraigned for failing to stop for police, leaving the scene of a collision causing property damage, leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury, speeding, violating a marked lane, and driving on a suspended license.

The collision took place at the intersection of Kingsdale and Standish streets in Dorchester at approximately 8 p.m. Alfonseca allegedly hit the teen and then drove away, making it all the way to Jamaica Plain before crashing into a home, fleeing on foot, and eventually getting arrested.


The Globe report said that the teen’s Honda scooter was totaled but his injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening. He was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment.

This is reportedly not Alfonseca’s first run-in with the law. According to CBS Boston, he has prior convictions for operating without a license and reckless driving, and he has spent time in prison for gun and drug charges, as well as breaking and entering.

The report added that Alfonseca’s attorney requested another hearing on August 5 because she did not believe her client would be able to raise enough money to post bail.

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