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Jogger Injured in Mass Ave. Crash

By Sarah Y. Keightley
Editor in Chief

A motorcyclist struck and seriously injured a pedestrian on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Memorial Drive yesterday around 6:30 p.m., according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Cambridge resident Emmanouil Stamatakis was driving the motorcycle that hit the jogger, according to State Police Trooper John Gentile. Both the jogger and the driver were thrown a considerable distance, Gentile said.

The jogger was a 25-year old female and has not yet been identified, Gentile said.

As of last night, both the jogger and themotorcyclist were at Beth Israel Hospital with serious injuries, Gentile said. The woman underwent surgery and is in intensive care, he said. She suffered liver damage, broken bones, and head trauma, he said.

The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, had a CAT scan and is also in the intensive care unit, Gentile said.

Stamatakis was arrested at the hospital and was charged with operating to endanger, failure to grant right of way, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and operating a vehicle after a license suspension, Gentile said.

Witnesses say the motorcyclist was speeding in excess of 40 miles per hour, Gentile said.

Daniel C. Stevenson contributed to the reporting of this story.