For Immediate Release: 11/16/2009 3:28 pm
Worcester, MA (November 16, 2009) - On November 16, 2009 at approximately 1:06 a.m. three motor vehicles were involved in a serious accident in front of 1073A Main Street. Just prior to this accident, Worcester Police Officer Robert Molinari was on routine patrol on Main Street heading north in the area of Clark University when he observed an SUV heading south on Main, traveling at a high rate of speed with no head lights on. Officer Molinari turned his cruiser around and headed for the direction of the SUV which at this time was out of sight of the officer. As the officer approached the intersection of Main and Cambridge Street he came upon the accident.
As the officer was approaching the intersection a call came out that this vehicle had just been reported stolen from 98 Millbury Street, the vehicle is a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe owned by a Millbury woman who had just parked her car and went into the Honey Farms Market.
As the stolen vehicle entered the intersection of Main and Cambridge Streets it struck a 1998 Toyota Avalon in the drivers' rear quarter. This vehicle had two occupants which were not hurt. The stolen vehicle then continued to head south on Main in the north bound lane when it struck a 1994 Ford Explorer on the passenger side, injuring the 48 year old driver and his 18 year old daughter. The stolen vehicle then lost control and rolled over injuring the suspect. Both the stolen vehicle and the Ford Explorer were a total loss.
The two passengers in the Explorer as well as the suspect operator of the Hyundai were taken to a local hospital and treated for their injuries. All received minor injuries, however the 18 year old victim was being held for observation.
While at the hospital the suspect became belligerent. The suspect started to scream obscenities at the staff and disturbing the emergency room. She then struck a nurse in the chest and had to subsequently be restrained. As a result, the suspect, Ms. Patricia A. Lynn, 49 years old of 4 Uxbridge Street, Worcester was charged with being a disorderly person, disturbing the peace and assault and battery. The Worcester Police Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene and based on their investigation Ms. Lynn was charged with failure to stay within marked lanes, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and using a motor vehicle without authority.
Once Ms. Lynn was released from the hospital she was placed under arrest and transported to the Worcester Police Department for processing. Ms. Lynn was arrested at approximately 12:30 PM.
There is no additional information to be released at this time.