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Pedestrian Struck In Drag Racing Hit-And-Run Crash In Boston's Back Bay

BOSTON (CBS) -- A car drag racing on Beacon Street early Saturday evening crashed on a sidewalk and hit a pedestrian in Boston's Back Bay, police say.

Police said two cars were dragging racing before one of them jumped the curb, knock down some fencing and struck the pedestrian on Beacon near Exeter Street.

The pedestrian was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital. The extent of their injuries and current condition is unknown.

Boston Drag Racing Crash
A car drag racing on Beacon Street Saturday crashed on a sidewalk and hit a person, Boston Police say. (Photo credit: Lindsay Majane)

The driver of the Bentley and the passenger, both men, jumped out of the car and got into a white BMW convertible and sped away from the scene. The car was last seen heading toward Storrow Drive.

Boston Drag Racing Crash
A car drag racing on Beacon Street Saturday crashed on a Back Bay sidewalk and hit a pedestrian. (WBZ-TV)

Investigators are looking for a car with a possible Massachusetts license plate number of 7DYB90.

Local residents say the neighborhood is no stranger to unsafe drivers.

"I think probably about a year and a half ago I think there was another very tragic accident up at the next corner at Fairfield and Beacon (streets)" Beacon Street resident Elizabeth Crowley told WBZ-TV's Jim Smith. "It's just very unfortunate. You see people go through the intersections all the time, and definitely at very high rates of speed on what should otherwise be a fairly residential area.

Crowley noted that she's seen drivers going between 60-and-70 miles per hour in the area.

As of late Saturday night, police were still looking for the BMW and no arrests had been made.

WBZ-TV's Jim Smith contributed to this report.

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