For Immediate Release: 10/20/2022 9:26 am
On October 19, 2022 at approximately 3:22 PM the police were dispatched to a call for a 3 car crash with entrapment at the corner of Graton and Standish Street. The driver and passenger of a red Honda were both entrapped in the vehicle and suffering from serious injuries. An officer from the Operations Division arrived on scene and rendered aide. Worcester Fire Department responded along with Worcester EMS. Worcester Fire Rescue 1 extricated both the driver and passenger. Both occupants were transported with serious life threatening injuries to a local hospital.
The Crash Reconstruction Unit was activated to investigate.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2009 Honda Civic was traveling east on Grafton Street and had the right of way. A 2008 Ford Fusion approached Grafton Street traveling north on Standish Street. The Ford Fusion failed to stop for the stop sign at the corner of Standish and Grafton Street. The Ford Fusion struck the Honda Civic in the passenger’s side doors and pushed the vehicle into the oncoming travel lane on Grafton Street. The Honda Civic was then struck in the passenger’s side front by a 2011 Lexus. Both vehicles came to an uncontrolled final rest on the opposite side of Grafton Street and eventually onto Standish Street.
The operator of the Ford Fusion was identified as 66-year-old Lindora DaSilva.
Ms. DaSilva was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating negligently so as to endanger, and stop sign violation.
The crash remains under investigation.