For Immediate Release: 8/2/2017 9:21 pm
Worcester, MA (August 2, 2017) – On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at approximately 2:11 PM, emergency personnel responded to the area of 32 Franklin Street for a report of a motor vehicle and pedestrian accident. Shortly after receiving the call police officers arrived at the scene. The officers observed Worcester EMS tending to a 75-year-old male that was struck by a 2000 Ford Expedition. The male was treated at the scene and then transported to a local hospital. The victim has a serious leg injury, a head injury and abrasions to his head and body. The victim is currently listed in critical condition.
Due to the serious injuries that the victim received, the WPD Crash Reconstruction Unit was called in to take charge of the investigation.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the Ford, being operated by a 74-year-old male, was traveling west on Franklin Street. At the area of 32 Franklin Street the Ford made contact with the pedestrian as he attempted to cross Franklin Street, walking from the north side to the south side of the street. The victim was in a marked crosswalk. After the impact the driver did pull to the side of the road, just past the crosswalk and remained as investigators processed the scene.
The Ford was towed from the scene and impounded until investigators can conduct a full mechanical inspection.
This investigation is ongoing, to date, there have been no citations issued, however that can change once the investigation comes to a conclusion.