Woman recovering after Brighton hit and run
BRIGHTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A woman was recovering at a Boston hospital Thursday after she was struck by a white van in Brighton, which then fled the scene.
Friends said Brenda Wynne was crossing a street in Brighton at about 4 p.m. Wednesday when she was struck by the van. Witnesses said she was dragged 30 feet before the driver took off.
Wynne’s friend, Johnny Kelly, held her eyeglasses left behind when she was hit by a van at a Brighton intersection.
Kelly said Wynne told him from her hospital bed that she had just started to cross the street.
"She saw that a car was coming. Started coming back up and was hit, and actually dragged down here like 30 or 40 feet dragged by the car down the street,” said Johnny Kelly, Wynne’s friend.
Friends from the bar Wynne had just left rushed out to help.
"Oh it was horrible. You never want to hear about anybody or see anyone -- especially you know, somebody who’s a friend to everyone around here, said Joshua Cormier.
Wynne is well known in the Allston-Brighton community.
Scott Matalon co-founded and operated the Stingray Tattoo Parlor with Wynne until she went on disability a few years ago with a rare kidney disease.
"That's one of the scariest parts when someone gets hit by a car, if they’re sick it can make it worse,” said Matalon.
While Wynne recovers, her friends want to help police find the driver who hit her.
“To the person who did it, come forth. Come out. This poor girl’s hurt. This didn’t need to happen,” Kelly said.
Wynne was in good condition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Thursday night.