Police say a contracted truck driver with a suspended license ran down a Verizon worker picketing in Boylston, the second time a protester of the communications giant was struck in Massachusetts in less than a week.
Thirty-seven-year-old Kevin Goodale was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, operation with a suspended driver’s license and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Police say Goodale was driving a 1999 Kenworth truck owned by a Verizon contractor from Vermont when he struck 48-year-old Anthony Davenport around 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Davenport had been picketing outside Verizon’s Shrewsbury Street location. He was hospitalized at UMass Memorial Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Goodale initially fled the scene but later returned. It’s unclear if he has an attorney who can comment.