Boston Police report arresting the man they say sent a woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries at Boylston and Charles streets yesterday afternoon after he crashed into a large granite pillar, showering her with heavy debris.
Police say that after Keith Andrade, 58, crashed, shortly after 4:20 p.m., he got out of the pickup and "casually" walked across Charles and tried to blend in with all the onlookers attracted by the sound of the carnage. Police say Andrade then stuck around - officers arrested him around 8:30 p.m. on the other side of the Common, at Washington and School streets in Downtown Crossing.
Andrade was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, driving without a license, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation and leaving the scene of a motor-vehicle accident causing personal injury, police say, adding he was already wanted on two Boston warrants for pickpocketing.
Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Personal Injury. Additionally, Andrade had two active warrants out of Boston District Court for Larceny from a Person.