Police: Elderly man carjacks SUV, causes crashes

September 7, 2019 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — Police say a 72-year-old man forced several people out of a sport utility vehicle and drove off before crashing into several vehicles in Boston.

Massachusetts State Police say multiple 911 callers reported the carjacking on the Bowker Overpass over Storrow Drive shortly before 5 p.m. Friday.

Officials say the Hyannis man drove the wrong way and struck numerous other vehicles before the SUV crashed and rolled over.

No serious injuries were reported.

Officials say responding troopers restrained the man, who was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. His name has not been released.


State police are determining what charges to file against the man.