WORCESTER – A 24-year-old Worcester woman was in serious condition today after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver last night while walking across Park Avenue.
The 10:53 p.m. accident at 371 Park Ave. caused head, neck, shoulder and arm injuries to the woman, police said today. She is hospitalized at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center —- University Campus.
The car involved in the accident is believed to be a four-door Toyota, Nissan or Honda and may have sustained damage to the front end and possibly to the windshield, police said.
After striking the woman, the car continued south on Park Avenue and turned off its headlights, police said.
Michael Vessello, who works at Club Universe, said the car struck the woman as she crossed from the east to the west side of Park Avenue, near Parker Street.
“The car did not even hit the brakes,” he said.
Police said the woman was in a marked crosswalk. She was tossed into the air and landed on the hood and windshield of the car. She rolled off the vehicle and fell to the ground.
Witnesses said a second woman was also hit but was not transported to the hospital. She remained at the scene and did not appear to be badly hurt.
Police closed the southbound lane to traffic while taking pictures of various points in the crosswalk and street.
Investigators were checking into whether any surveillance cameras in the area captured the incident.