Worcester Police Investigating Crash Involving Dirt Bike & Car
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
GoLocalWorcester News Team
Worcester Police are investigating a collision between a dirt bike and a car in the area of the McDonald's on Mill Street in Worcester.
This investigation remains active, to date, there have been no citations issued, however, that may change as the investigation moves forward.
On Friday, May 11, at approximately 10:51 a.m., Worcester Police responded to a motorcycle and car accident in the area of McDonald’s restaurant. Upon the officers arrival, they saw the operator of the 2006 Honda CRF-450 X-dirt bike, a 27-year-old Leicester man, suffering from a lower leg injury.
On scene was Worcester EMS. Medical personnel stabilized the dirt bike operator prior to being transported to a nearby hospital. Also on scene was the operator of the of the 2009 Hyundai Accent that was involved in the crash. The operator is an 18-year old Worcester resident.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of the Hyundai was traveling south on Mill Street with the operator of the dirt bike behind it. The operator of the Hyundai slowed to turn into McDonald’s restaurant when the operator of the dirt bike applied the brakes, skidded approximately 60 feet before colliding into the rear of the Hyundai.
The Hyundai and the dirt bike were towed from the scene. Both vehicles will receive full mechanical inspections to determine if any deficiencies may have contributed to the collision.
Recon investigators responded to the hospital and learned that the operator had suffered a broken ankle.
The dirt bike did not have a registration plate affixed to the vehicle. Investigators are not sure who owns the dirt bike at this time.