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Worcester police investigate New Year’s Eve hit-and-run pedestrian accident

A 41-year-old man was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Summer Street near St. Vincent Hospital on Tuesday night.

According to police, he was hit with such force that the man was tossed up onto the vehicle’s hood before falling to to the pavement at around 7 p.m., suffering a head injury.

Upon hitting the pedestrian, the driver left the scene of the accident, according to police.

Worcester EMS treated the unidentified man at the scene and then took him by ambulance to the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to a police news release.

Witnesses said that the man was crossing Summer Street near the entrance of St. Vincent Hospital when he was struck by a vehicle traveling south on Summer Street. The vehicle was described as a white small foreign vehicle.

Worcester’s Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and processed evidence and conducted interviews with witnesses.

Source:  masslive.com