Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning:
On 12/8/16, at approximately 9:25 PM, the Westborough Police Dept. responded to 175 Flanders Rd. for a reported pedestrian accident. The arriving unit located a male in the roadway with serious injuries. He was identified as Joseph E. Laplante, age 48 of 175 Flanders Rd. Westborough. He was treated by Paramedics from the Westborough Fire Dept. and was then transported to U. Mass Medical for serious by non life threatening injuries.
The vehicle that struck Laplante was a 2013 Toyota SUV being operated by Warner D. Guild, age 67 of 17 Rice Rd. Hopkinton. He was not injured.
According to a witness who was a Uber driver, he picked Laplante up at a local restaurant and transported him to his residence. Laplante requested to be dropped off opposite his residence due to construction to his driveway. He ran across the roadway in front of the Toyota.
The accident is being investigated by Off. Laura Rossi.