WORCESTER – Late Sunday night, members of the Worcester Police Department [WPD] Accident Reconstruction Team responded to a report of a serious accident near 23 Vernon St.
Upon arrival, officers found paramedics attending to a 36-year-old Worcester man who was pinned between a 2009 Lincoln Town Car and a 2013 Nissan Juke.
According to the WPD, the victim received serious injuries to both his legs and was rushed to the hospital. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is reporting that the man’s legs were severed.
The operator of the Lincoln — identified as 22-year-old Jeffrey Pilco, of Worcester, was at the scene and interviewed by officers who noticed a strong smell of alcohol from his breath. Pilco was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Liquor and Causing Serious Injury.
The WPD’s initial investigation shows that Pilco was traveling on Vernon St. heading towards Kelley Square when he veered right — striking the victim who was emptying in the back of his Nissan. The victim was pinned against the Nissan. The force of the impact pushed the Nissan into a parked Toyota Sienna which then pushed a Chevy pick-up.
According to WPD investigators, there was no evidence of braking at the scene.
According to MassLive, Pilco was twice the legal limit at the time of the crash. MassLive has also identified the victim as Andy Rodriguez.