WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — City workers in Worcester are being credited after a woman and her 3-year-old grandchild were hit by a car Wednesday.
The incident occurred on a sidewalk outside of Commerce Bank Field as the pair were in a crosswalk at the time of the crash, the child was pushed underneath a silver car.
According to WBZ-TV, nearby Worcester DPW workers sprang into action and lifted the car. “It was difficult, it took some manpower like five or six guys. We picked it up and the child was laying under it,” said DPW worker Cody Hall. “You’re just trying to help someone, the heart was pumping, the blood was pumping. The strength was there when we needed it.”
Worcester Police said that one car had stopped in the crosswalk to the the woman and child cross when the silver car rear-ended the stopped car and toppling a crosswalk pole.
“The car spiraled out of control into the crosswalk,” said Worcester Police Lt. Sean Murtha to WBZ-TV.
Both the grandmother and grandchild were taken to a hospital . The grandmother undergoing surgery for serious injuries to her legs
It was not clear if there were any charges filed against the driver of the silver car.
City officials said that the DPW workers "reacted selflessly in an emergency situation. Their immediate response and thoughtful actions prevent a more tragic outcome and serve as a source of pride for our entire City.”
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