WORCESTER – A 36-year-old male was hit by a pickup truck on Chandler St. in Worcester late Wednesday evening.
According to the Worcester Police Department, the accident occurred just after 10 PM and involved a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. When officers arrived, they found the victim in the westbound lane of Chandler St and he was conscious and alert and complaining of head, neck, and lower back pain.
The victim is in stable condition. The operator of the truck remained at the scene and spoke with investigators.
The WPD’s Crash Reconstruction Unit took over the investigation, mapped out the area, gathered evidence and interviewed witnesses.
According to the preliminary findings of the investigation, the Silverado was traveling in the right lane passing Golden Pizza, when the pedestrian walked in between two parked cars and into the right side westbound travel lane.
The impact sent the victim onto the hood and windshield of the truck. The victim then rolled off the truck and came to rest in the westbound lane of the Chandler Street.
The vehicle was towed from the scene and secured. Recon investigators will be conducting a full mechanical inspection to determine if any mechanical deficiencies were a contributing factor leading up to impact.
This investigation is ongoing; no citations have been issued at this time.