For Immediate Release: 12/1/2018 0:28 am
On Friday, November 30, 2018, at approximately 1:51 PM, Worcester Police responded to Heywood Street, by Park Terrace for a reported two car collision with multiple injuries. First officers on the scene observed two vehicles, both with heavy front end damage and seven people injured. Due to the severity of the incident the WPD Crash Reconstruction Unit was asked to respond and take over the investigation.
Worcester Ems arrived and treated the injured at the scene and then transported all individuals to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Multiple injuries were reported which included chest, back, head, leg, facial and wrist injuries. None of the injured persons received life threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicated that a 2007 Chrysler Sebring, with five occupants, 3 males and two females, with ages ranging from 32 years old to 53 years old, was traveling west on Heywood Street. The Chrysler was stopped in the westbound lane.
Meanwhile, a 2004 Toyota Camry with a male and female occupant, both 88-years-old, was traveling east on Heywood Street. In the area of Park Terrace, the Toyota crossed over the solid double yellow line and collided head on into the Chrysler.
As a result of the impact, both vehicles had airbag deployment. Recon investigators interviewed witnesses and processed the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
This investigation is in the early stages. No citations have been issued at this point, however, it is anticipated that they will be issued as the investigation progresses.
Investigators will be conducting a full mechanical inspection of the Toyota to determine if any deficiencies may have been a contributing factor.