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SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – An otherwise exemplary opening weekend filled with fun and excitement was marred last last night as an employee of Buffalo Wild Wings, working at their new Shrewsbury location was seriously injured when struck be a vehicle at the companies new Route 9 location.
Preliminary information indicates that the person involved, Nicole Bruno, 24 years old of Lynnfield, Ma, was an employee from one of their other locations here in Massachusetts, who had come here to assist the on-site team in Shrewsbury with their opening. From what I have been able to gather thus far, but have not yet confirmed, and agreement was in place for employees to be able to park at the Shrewsbury Credit Union building on the Northbound side of Route 9. According to the just released Police Report, Bruno had crossed the Eastbound lane successfully and was attempting to cross the Westbound lane when she was struck by a 2011 Mazda and was driven by Eileen Murray, 56 years old of Shrewsbury, MA, Murray was not injured as a result of the accident.
Shrewsbury Firefighters received the call at 11:30PM, and were on site by 11:32PM, where according to their report, they “found a female lying in the westbound lane with multiple major injuries.” Firefighters assisted the medics with spinal immobilization of the victim, who was transported to UMASS. No official information has been released, but one person familiar with the situation has said that the party is in critical condition.
A spokesman for the Buffalo Wild Wings franchise holder, reached at the corporate offices, indicated that due to the ongoing police investigation, they are unable to comment officially at this time. I have no doubt that like many large businesses, they think of each employee as a member of the family, and surely have the employee in their thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
As soon as additional information is made available, I will pass it along.
In the meantime, I hope you will all join me in a special prayer for this individual and their family, as well as the entire BWW team.
The accident remains under investigation by Accident Reconstructionist Sgt. Michael A. O’Connor and assisted by Officer Daniel Cronin both of the Shrewsbury Police Department.