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WPD Crash Recon Unit Investigating Single MV Crash into Building

For Immediate Release: 12/8/2017 9:11 pm

Worcester, MA (December 8, 2017) - On Friday, December 8, 2017, at approximately 2:18 PM, Worcester Police responded to 1120 Grafton Street for a single car accident. Responding officers were informed that a motor vehicle had crashed into a building doing business as Echobrook Nursery and that the operator of the vehicle was trapped inside.

Worcester Police, along with Worcester Fire and EMS arrived at the scene. Rescue personnel were told that the trapped individual was having difficulty breathing. The driver, a 36-year-old Worcester resident, was removed from the vehicle, treated at the scene and transported to a nearby hospital.

Due to the serious nature of this incident the Worcester Police Crash Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene to take over the investigation.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle, a 2013 Subaru Impreza, was traveling North West on Grafton Street and suddenly made a U-turn. The Subaru was now traveling South East when it jumped the curb in front of 1110 Grafton Street and continued to travel across the parking lot before crashing into the building located at 1120 Grafton Street.

Recon investigators mapped out the crash scene and collected evidence. Investigators also spoke with witnesses. Meanwhile, other members of the Recon Unit went to the hospital and spoke with the operator of the Subaru. The victim was conscious and alert. The victim is in good condition but experiencing back and neck pain.

The vehicle was towed from the scene. Investigators will conduct a full mechanical inspection in order to determine if any mechanical deficiencies were a contributing factor leading up to the crash.

This investigation is ongoing. No citations have been issued at this time.

There were no other injuries reported at the crash scene.

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