For Immediate Release: 5/23/2017 11:10 am
Worcester, MA (May 23, 2017) – Investigators working out of the Crash Reconstruction Unit have located the suspect motor vehicle on Tatman Street last evening at approximately 6:00 PM. The vehicle was impounded by investigators. Also, the child was treated and released from the hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified and will be charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident.
Investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending. Investigators will also be submitting paperwork to the RMV for an immediate public safety threat and to have the driver’s license revoked.
Original Press Release:
Police Seek Suspect in Hit and Run Accident with 3-Year-Old Victim
Worcester, MA (May 21, 2017) – On Sunday, May 21, 2017 at approximately 7:40 PM hours officers were dispatched to the area of 24 Bellevue St for a report of a hit and run car accident involving a three-year-old victim. The preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle was parked in the street while a passenger was exiting. A blue Mercury Marquis attempted to go around the parked vehicle by going into the opposite lane. A three-year-old boy stepped into the street and was struck by the Marquis.
According to witnesses, the operator of the Marquis stopped on top of the child’s legs and then backed up. A witness approached the vehicle and yelled, “You just hit a small child!” The operator rolled up his window, locked his door and sped away. The Accident Reconstruction Unit processed the scene. The child was transported to the hospital by ambulance. His leg injuries are currently not life-threatening and no bones are believed to be broken.
Witnesses saw the license plate of the suspect vehicle, which is described below. Investigators are currently seeking the vehicle. If anyone has information as to its whereabouts, please call 508-799-8606, send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police.
Mass Reg. 5NN395
1994 Mercury Marquis – color blue