Quincy Police Investigating Alleged Hit-And-Run As Hate Crime

A 30-year-old Dorchester man says he was called the n-word by a driver who proceeded to hit him with an SUV and then flee the scene.

Quincy Police Sgt. Karyn Barkas said there’s still no suspect in the alleged hate crime case.

“Based on statements made by the victim at the time of the incident, we are investigating it as a hate crime, but we are conducting that investigation to determine if in fact it was racially motivated,” Barkas told WBUR.

The incident took place early Sunday morning after the victim left the Marina Bay development with friends.

The victim said the driver was in a Jeep Wrangler, calling out racial slurs when the victim approached the vehicle. His next recollection was being on the ground with a broken leg.

He was treated and released from Boston Medical Center.

Quincy Police's civil rights officer is investigating the incident. Police ask anyone with information to come forward.

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