For Immediate Release: 4/5/2017 9:07 am
Worcester, MA (April 5, 2017) - On Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at approximately 8:00 PM Worcester Police responded to the area of 365 Pleasant Street for a report of a 14 year old male who had been struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. Officers were informed that the operator was still on scene along with a witness who was rendering first aid to the victim.
Paramedics responded to the scene and evaluated the victim before transporting him to a local hospital. The male suffered from a broken leg, a broken ankle, and head and back pain. His injuries are not expected to be life threatening.
Police were able to speak with witnesses in the area who had seen the accident. The initial investigation revealed that the 14 year old was riding his bike along with two other young males on Russell Street, heading north towards Pleasant. The males on bicycles travelled through the stop sign at Russell and Pleasant Streets without stopping, driving directly into Pleasant Street into oncoming traffic. A Nissan Maxima was travelling West on Pleasant Street at this time, and was unable to avoid hitting the 14 year old who had rode out in front of the vehicle.
Due to then nature of the victim’s injuries, Worcester Police Crash Reconstruction responded to the area to process the scene, collect evidence, and interview witnesses. At this time, the operator of the Maxima is cooperating with the investigation and it appears that the accident was unavoidable.