- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) - 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.

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