For Immediate Release: 2/5/2018 2:43 pm
On Saturday, February 2, 2018, at approximately 1:40 PM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 75 June Street for a serious two car collision. Upon the officers arrival they observed a 2014 Jeep Wrangler and a 2012 Honda with heavy damage after colliding into one another.
The operator of the Jeep, a 68-year-old female Worcester resident, was suffering from neck, back and arm pain while the operator of the Honda, a 45-year-old male Framingham resident, was suffering from neck and leg pain.
Both operators were treated at the scene by Worcester EMS and Worcester Fire personnel. The operators were then transported to local hospitals for treatment.
Due to the nature of the incident, responding officers requested that the WPD Crash Reconstruction Unit respond to the scene and take charge of the investigation.
Recon investigators arrived shortly after and began to map out the crash scene. Investigators observed that a light pole was down by June Street and Hadwen Road and that the Honda had flipped as a result of the impact.
The preliminary investigation indicated that the operator of the Honda was pulling out onto June Street, coming from Brownell Street and heading towards Hadwen Road, when it was struck by the Jeep that was traveling southwest on June Street. The impact forced the Honda to lose control and strike a light pole which knocked it to the ground. The Honda continued onward and eventually flipped over.
Both vehicles were towed form the scene and will have a full mechanical inspection to see if any deficiencies may have been a contributing factor leading up to the collision.
This investigation is ongoing. No citations have been issued at this time but may change as the investigation moves forward.