Worcester Police Rescue Man From Burning Car

By Tina Duvall –

Worcester Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that happened early Monday morning at about 1:00 a.m. Worcester Police said an “Officer was traveling in the vicinity of the Southwest Common Plaza when she saw a large amount of debris on the road. The officer then observed a vehicle flipped on its roof and on fire. She radioed for assistance and proceeded to make contact with the driver.”

The officer asked the driver, a 22-year-old male, to unbuckle himself. But the driver Worcester Police said was not alert. “The officer pried the passenger door open but was unable to reach the buckle due to the fire. Another officer arrived on scene and the two officers began to cut the seatbelt. The officers were able to extricate the male from the vehicle. The male was moved a safe distance away from the fire,” said Worcester Police.

The Crash Reconstruction Team, Worcester Police said was activated and and also said “The investigation reveals that the operator was traveling east on the southwest cutoff at the high rate of speed with his lights off. The operator traveled into the right side shoulder and hit a large boulder. His vehicle flipped numerous times before coming to a rest several feet down the road.”

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