For Immediate Release: 1/13/2018 2:41 pm
On Friday, January 12, 2018, at approximately 8:15 PM, Worcester Police responded to a report of a MV and pedestrian accident in the area of 77 Highland Street. Upon the officers arrival they observed a 20-year-old female pedestrian in the roadway suffering from serious injuries. The pedestrian was conscious and alert but in obvious pain. Due to the seriousness of the incident, the WPD Crash Reconstruction Unit was called to take over the investigation.
Officers at the scene attended to the victim until Worcester EMS arrived. The pedestrian was treated at the scene, stabilized and then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The pedestrian suffered injuries to the head, pelvis and knee. The victim is currently in stable condition.
Recon investigators arrived at the scene and spoke with witnesses and the driver of the 2017 Buick that struck the pedestrian.
Investigators were told that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Highland Street when it impacted the pedestrian with the front of the vehicle. The pedestrian was walking from the south side of Highland Street to the north side of Highland Street.
The impact caused the pedestrian to roll up onto the hood and then into the windshield. The pedestrian then fell to the ground and came to rest of the driver’s side of the Buick.
The driver immediately stopped, called police and tended to the pedestrian.
Investigators noted that the weather conditions and visibility were poor with rainy conditions. Investigators discovered that the victim was not in a marked crosswalk.
Investigators processed evidence. The Buick was towed from the scene and will have a full mechanical inspection to determine if any mechanical deficiencies may have been a contributing factor to this incident.
This investigation is ongoing, there have been no citations issued at this time but may change as the investigation moves forward.