For Immediate Release: 4/5/2017 8:17 am
Worcester, MA (April 5, 2017) - On Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at approximately 8:00 PM Worcester Police responded to the area of 1022 Main St for a report of a Pedestrian Accident. Upon arrival, officers observed a 31 year old male victim lying in the southbound travel lane of Main Street. Several concerned citizens were attempting to provide aid to the male.
The victim was conscious and alert and was suffering from a laceration to the head. The victim also suffered a broken leg as back and shoulder pain. Worcester Fire and Paramedics arrived on scene provided medical treatment to the victim.
Officers were also able to speak with the 46 year old operator of a 2000 Honda Civic who had remained on scene after striking the victim. The operator was fully cooperative and provided police with a statement. The initial investigation revealed that the Civic was travelling southwest on Main Street by Agawam when the pedestrian quickly left the sidewalk trying to cross Main Street. The operator of the Civic was unable to stop in time and struck the victim with the front of his vehicle. Police observed damage to the vehicle including a shattered windshield. Officers also located several bystanders who had witnessed the accident and gave a similar description of the events.
The victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. Worcester Police Crash Reconstruction and Crime Scene Unit responded to process the scene and collect evidence. At this time, the accident is still under investigation.