For Immediate Release: 10/26/2017 11:15 am
Worcester, MA (October 26, 2017) - On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at approximately 9:47 PM, Worcester Police responded to a single MV accident in the area of 1398 Grafton Street. First responding officers reported that a motor vehicle had crashed into a utility pole and that the sole occupant of the vehicle was trapped inside.
Worcester EMS and Worcester Fire responded to the scene. Firefighters used the “jaws of life” to extract the 30-year-old male operator from the vehicle.
The operator was suffering from a serious head injury and potential internal injuries. Worcester EMS treated the male victim at the scene and then transported him to a nearby hospital.
Due to the serious nature of this incident, the WPD Crash Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene to take over the investigation.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the operator of the 2005 Ford Focus was traveling north on Grafton Street when it suddenly crossed over the solid double centerline, traveled into the southbound lane and eventually hitting the utility pole.
Crash Recon investigators spoke with witnesses and processed evidence located at the crash scene.
Other investigators went to the hospital to speak with medical personnel. Investigators were informed that the operator is currently intubated and in critical condition with possible internal bleeding.
The Ford was towed from the scene back to police headquarters for a full mechanical inspection.
This investigation remains active.