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21 Year Old Pedestrian Injured by MV while in Crosswalk

For Immediate Release: 6/10/2017 10:37 am

Worcester, MA (June 10, 2017) – On Friday, June 9, 2017 at approximately 7:15 PM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 59 Chandler Street for a report of a pedestrian and motor vehicle accident. Arriving officers observed a 21-year-old female pedestrian lying in the east bound lane of Chandler Street. Worcester EMS and members of the Worcester Fire Department arrived at the scene and administered emergency medical aid to the pedestrian. The pedestrian was seriously hurt with injuries to her head, shoulder and leg. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

At the scene of the accident was the driver of the 2004 Honda Civic. The operator, a 45-year-old Worcester resident, spoke with officers. The operator was uninjured.

Due to the nature of this incident, officers at the scene requested the assistance of the Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Investigators from the Recon unit processed evidence, mapped out the crash scene and interviewed the driver and witnesses.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of the Honda was traveling west on Chandler Street in the lane closest to the double solid line. The Honda was on Chandler Street near the intersection of Oxford Street. At this time the Honda struck the pedestrian while she was walking south in a marked crosswalk. The Impact flipped the pedestrian up into the air. The pedestrian landed in the center of the windshield and then rolled off of the Honda and landed in the eastbound lane of Chandler Street.

Investigators towed the vehicle from the scene and will have a full mechanical inspection performed.

Investigators went to the hospital in an attempt to interview the victim but were unable to do so as she was being treated for her injuries. The victim is in stable condition.

This investigation is active. Citations have not been issued at this time but may change as the investigation moves forward.

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