For Immediate Release: 8/25/2017 9:01 pm
Worcester, MA (August 25, 2017) – On Friday, August 25, 2017, at approximately 10:40 AM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 119 Webster Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon the officers arrival they observed a single car crash into a utility pole. Inside the vehicle were three passengers. The passenger in the back seat was observed to be suffering from a serious head injury.
Arriving officers spoke with the 51-year-old female operator. The front passenger was a 20-year old family member. The rear passenger, a 54-year-old male, is also a family member. All occupants reside in Worcester.
Due to the serious nature of the rear passenger’s head injury, officers at the scene called in members of the WPD Crash Reconstruction Team to respond and take over the investigation.
The preliminary investigation indicated that the 2001 Toyota Corolla was traveling north on Webster Street when it lost control and swerved to the right and hit a utility pole. The rear seat passenger was not seat belted in. As a result, the rear passenger impacted the front windshield with his head. The driver told the officers that she took her eyes off the road for a split second to reach into her pocket book just prior to hitting the pole.
The male passenger was transported to a nearby hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.
The Toyota was towed from the scene and secured pending a full mechanical inspection by Recon investigators.
This investigation remains active, to date; no citations have been issued at this time.