Brookline Man Charged with Hit-and-Run Accident of Cyclist on Arborway

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A Brookline man was arraigned on Wednesday for allegedly colliding with a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident in an Arborway rotary in August. Massachusetts State Police released dashcam footage of the accident in August, asking for the public's assistance to locate the motorist.

Jonathan Costa, 27, was charged in the West Roxbury Municipal Court with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a collision causing injury, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Prosecutors had sought $500 cash bail for Costa and Judge Debra Shopteese released him on personal recognizance. His next scheduled court date is Nov. 16.

Seeking help identifying hit and run suspect

At 9:13 a.m. Monday Boston Police notified State Police that they received a report of a cyclist struck at Centre Street at the Arborway in Jamaica Plain. The victim is a 20-year-old Boston woman. She was taken to Faulkner Hospital with injuries believed to be non-life threatening. The vehicle that struck her was a small red four-door car, which appears to be a hatchback. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who recognizes this vehicle or has information about this crash is urged to contact the State Police-Milton Barracks at 617-698-5840.

Posted by Massachusetts State Police on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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