For Immediate Release: 11/29/2017 9:36 pm
Worcester, MA (November 29, 2017) - On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 2:40 PM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 236 Lincoln Street for a report of a pedestrian and motor vehicle accident. Upon the officers arrival they observed a 71-year-old female suffering from serious injuries. Officers determined that the pedestrian was struck by a FEDEX van while she was crossing Harlow Street.
Worcester EMS arrived and treated the pedestrian at the scene. Once the pedestrian was stabilized she was transported to a nearby hospital.
Due to the serious nature of this incident, the Worcester Police Crash Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene to lead the investigation.
Investigators interviewed witnesses and spoke with the FEDEX driver.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was walking on the southbound sidewalk of Lincoln Street, heading towards St. Bernard’s Church. At the same time the FEDEX van was traveling north on Lincoln Street. The Operator of the FEDEX van started turning left onto Harlow Street when the pedestrian was struck as she was crossing Harlow Street. The pedestrian was in the crosswalk when she was hit.
As a result of the impact, the pedestrian received serious injuries to her legs, feet, hips and arm. Investigators went to the hospital and spoke with hospital personnel. Investigators were told that the pedestrian is in serious but stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
This investigation is ongoing. The van will have a full mechanical inspection conducted by members of the recon unit. No citations issued at this time, however that may change as the investigation progresses.