WORCESTER – Early Friday afternoon, a two car collision occurred on Heywood Street in Worcester leaving seven people injured.
According to the Worcester Police Department [WPD], officers responded around 1:15 PM and observed two vehicles with heavy front end damage. The WPD Crash Reconstruction Unit was asked to respond and take over the investigation due to the severity of the crash.
All seven individuals involved in the crash were transported to a nearby hospital by Worcester EMS. None of the injured persons received life threatening injuries, however injuries were reported which included chest, back, head, leg, facial and wrist injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicated that a 2007 Chrysler Sebring, with five occupants, 3 males and two females, with ages ranging from 32 years old to 53 years old, was traveling west on Heywood Street. The Chrysler was stopped in the westbound lane.
A 2004 Toyota Camry with a male and female occupant, both 88-years-old, was traveling east on Heywood Street. In the area of Park Terrace, the Toyota crossed over the solid double yellow line and collided head on into the Chrysler.
As a result of the impact, both vehicles had airbag deployment. Recon investigators interviewed witnesses and processed the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
This investigation is in the early stages. No citations have been issued at this point, however, it is anticipated that they will be issued as the investigation progresses.
Investigators will be conducting a full mechanical inspection of the Toyota to determine if any deficiencies may have been a contributing factor.