16-year-old Seriously Injured in Hit & Run on Burncoat St. in Worcester

16-year-old Seriously Injured in Hit & Run on Burncoat St. in Worcester

WORCESTER – Early Wednesday morning, a 16-year-old girl was crossing Burncoat St. when she was struck by a car.

According to the Worcester Police Dept., the female was hit by a black sedan crossing in a crosswalk at the intersection of Burncoat and Melrose streets around 6:45 AM. The black sedan didn’t stop after striking the female. 

Officers with the WPD and paramedics stopped traffic and treated the female medically.

The victim was brought to a local hospital.  She suffered serious injuries — including broken bones — but is expected to survive.

The Worcester PD Crash Reconstruction Unit was called to investigate and the investigation is ongoing. Worcester PD units were on the scene until 10 AM. 

If you have information about the suspect motor vehicle, please send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Crash Reconstruction Unit at (508) 799-8674.


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