A Framingham firefighter, whom Southborough Police said was struck by a drunk driver on Wednesday night is in a medically-induced coma at UMass Memorial in Worcester.
Joseph Keefe, 54, also suffered several broken bones in the Southborough crash.
According to Southborough Police, Keefe was riding his motorcycle on Route 9 when a van driven by Peter Fucci, 55, of Southborough, drove in front of him. Fucci left the scene of the crash. He was later arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor causing serious injury, leaving the scene of an accident causing injury and driving to endanger.
At his arraignment in Westborough District Court, he pleaded not guilty.
Friends have set up a Facebook page for Keefe. As of Saturday morning at 6 a.m., there were already 750 people following the page.