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WPD Crash Recon Unit Respond to Pedestrian and MV Accident on Franklin St.

For Immediate Release: 9/15/2017 9:27 pm

Worcester, MA (September 15, 2017) - On Friday, September 15, 2017, at approximately 3:00 PM, Worcester Police responded to a reported pedestrian and motor vehicle accident in the area of Franklin Street and Grafton Street. Upon the officers arrival they observed a 28-year-old male being treated by Worcester EMS. The male was suffering from serious injuries. The male was transported to a nearby hospital once he was stabilized at the scene.

Due to the seriousness of this incident, the Crash Reconstruction Unit was called in to take over the investigation. Recon investigators secured the scene, began to collect evidence and map out the area.

The operator, a 52-year-old male Worcester resident remained at the scene and spoke with investigators.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the driver of the 2015 Toyota Sienna was travelling south on Grafton Street, coming from Washington Square. The Toyota was in the left lane when it impacted the pedestrian. The pedestrian hit the hood and lower windshield. After the collision the pedestrian went airborne and landed in the northbound lane on Grafton Street.

The pedestrian is currently listed in stable condition with cuts, abrasions and a broken bone.

The Toyota was towed from the scene and secured while investigators conduct a full mechanical inspection.

No citations issued at this time as the investigation is still in the preliminary stage.

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