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Female Pedestrian Struck on Grafton Street in Good Condition

For Immediate Release: 4/1/2013 1:08 pm

Worcester, MA (April 1, 2013) - On Saturday, March 30, 2013 at approximately 11:22 PM, Worcester Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in the area of 92 Grafton Street. Upon police arrival the officers observed a 21-year-old female sitting on the sidewalk holding her head. Officers also observed a 2013 Mazda parked on the side of the road with the operator standing next to the vehicle. The operator appeared to be unhurt.

Worcester EMS arrived at the scene and treated the victim. The victim appeared to have suffered a head injury and was transported to a nearby hospital. The Worcester Police Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene to investigate this accident.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the Mazda was traveling south on Grafton Street. The operator, a 20-year-old Worcester resident, was approaching the intersection of Water and Winter Streets. The operator began to turn left onto Grafton Street and head east when he struck the female victim. The victim was crossing Grafton Street, in a marked crosswalk, from the north side to the south side of the street. The victim was struck in the lower portion of her body. As a result of the impact the victim rolled onto the hood of the Mazda and fell off by the driver’s side.

Traffic investigators went to the hospital and spoke with the victim. The victim is in good condition with a broken thumb, a laceration to her head and several bruises to her left side.

The Mazda was towed to police headquarters for a detailed inspection of the mechanical components. At this time the investigation is ongoing. To date, no citations have been issued.

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