Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 03072014 – State Police Respond to Crashes in Worcester
This morning at 7:50 a.m., troopers from the Holden Barracks responded to a series of crashes on Interstate 290 Eastbound, just prior to the Interstate 190 split in Worcester. On arrival, troopers discovered three separate crashes.
The first crash was a three-vehicle crash. A 2010 Honda CRV operated by a 59-year-old male from Worcester was struck by a 2000 Ford Focus operated by a 55-year-old female from Worcester. The Ford Focus was then struck by a 2006 Honda Civic operated by a 29-year-old female from Leicester.
The second crash was a two-vehicle crash. A 2006 Subaru Forester operated by a 42-year-old female from Sutton was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by a 23-year-old male from Worcester.
There were no injuries in either of these first two crashes.
The third crash occurred in the left travel lane at the same location involving four vehicles. A 2006 Toyota Highlander operated by a 31-year-old female from Worcester was struck by a 2010 Subaru Impreza, which was operated by a 16-year-old male from Dudley, who was not injured. The 31-year-old female sustained minor injuries and was transported to UMass Memorial. A juvenile passenger with minor injuries was transported to UMass Lakeside.
Then, a 2009 Infiniti GAW struck the Subaru. The Infiniti was operated by an 18-year-old male from Dudley, who was not injured. The Infiniti was then struck by a 2005 Toyota Corolla, operated by a 33-year-old male from Oxford. The Corolla then came to rest on the median barrier. The 33-year-old male driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to UMass Lakeside.
All lanes were closed initially. The right lanes were reopened at approximately 8:15 a.m. The left lane then remained closed until the scene cleared at 8:45 a.m.
The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the State Police Holden Barracks. State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), and Worcester Fire & EMS Department assisted at the scene.
No further information is currently available. Please do not call the barracks directly.