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Woman injured when tanker, car collide in Worcester

Josh White of Northbridge watched police and emergency officials at the scene of an accident outside the Hourglass Ink Tattoo Studio along West Boylston Street in Worcester.

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Josh White of Northbridge watched police and emergency officials at the scene of an accident outside the Hourglass Ink Tattoo Studio along West Boylston Street in Worcester.

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A woman was seriously ­injured when a tanker truck collided with the car she was driving in Worcester early Friday after­noon, a fire official said.

The tanker was rounding a corner shortly before 2 p.m. on West Boylston Street, near Bourne Street, when it collided with the small car, Deputy Fire Chief Geoffrey Gardell said. Firefighters extricated the woman from the car, and she was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center, Gardell said.

Police closed West Boylston Street after the accident. The tanker did not rupture, though some fuel from the car leaked onto the road, Gardell said.

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