For Immediate Release: 6/8/2017 3:22 pm
Worcester, MA (June 8, 2017) – On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at approximately 7:12 AM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 89 Granite Street for a reported MV and pedestrian accident. Responding officers were told that a 13-year-old boy was hit by a car but was alert and conscious.
Arriving officers met with the operator of the vehicle and spoke with the boy. The boy was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries. The boy was listed in stable condition with an abrasion to his head along with a knee injury.
Officers spoke with the 47-year-old male operator. The operator stated that he was driving his 2006 Nissan Sentra northwest on Granite Street. While approaching the area of 89 Granite Street, the boy made contact with the right passenger front bumper of the Nissan. The boy was attempted to cross Granite Street on his way to school. The impact sent the boy up onto the hood on the passenger side of the vehicle before coming to a final rest on the ground next to the passenger side door.
The driver was uninjured.
Due to the pedestrians’ young age, officers at the scene requested the assistance of the Crash Reconstruction Unit. Recon investigators spoke with witnesses and interviewed the driver. Investigators also conducted a mechanical inspection on the Nissan. The vehicle passed and was released back to the owner/driver.
This investigation remains active. Citations may or may not be issued pending on the outcome of the investigation.