WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A 54-year-old man was arrested after a crash in Worcester sent a young girl and an adult male to the hospital, according to police.
Worcester Police Lieutenant Sean Murtha said authorities were investigating the crash, which occurred earlier in the afternoon on Webster Street. A 7NEWS camera found two heavily damaged white SUVs in the area around 4 p.m.
According to Murtha, both a four-year-old girl and an adult male were taken to the hospital from the wreck after first responders arrived.
Witnesses told 7NEWS they had to break open one of the vehicle’s doors to save the two people trapped inside.
“I just saw a flash of white and it looked like the man was doing at least 60 mph, blasted right through this stop sign here and it actually happened so fast, that I couldn’t even tell that there was two cars until I got up and started running toward it,” a witness said “I helped a few other gentlemen rip the doors open and get the people out of there.”
Murtha said an initial investigation found the driver of one of the vehicles left the scene on foot soon after the crash had happened.
Authorities later found 54-year-old Gary Lemieux nearby and arrested the Cherry Valley resident on a charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury.
Details on the conditions of the injured child and adult have not yet been released.
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