Westwood pizza shop asking for donations after employee struck by car

WESTWOOD, Mass. — Maria Tassiopoulos, who owns Islington Pizza in Westwood, just set up a GoFundMe for one of their employees who was hit by a car.

She says her employee, Kevin Torres, was walking across Washington Street in Westwood during his lunch break when a car struck him.

This happened nearly two weeks ago and Torres is still recovering.

Tassiopoulos says he had seventeen stitches in his head and may need surgery for his pelvis.

Luckily he’ll eventually be okay, but Tassiopoulos says it was scary to see the accident right outside their pizza shop.

“It looked very serious he was unconscious, lying in the road, there was blood, his shoes were about 15-20 feet apart from each other, his hat as off his head and he didn’t regain consciousness until he was already on the med flight,” said Tassiopoulos.

Torres also has a wife and two-year-old child, so his coworkers are hoping the money they raise will really help pay for some of his medical bills.

“He’s just a super nice guy, super friendly, hard worker, always laughing always joking and it seems like it always happens to somebody like that,” said Tassiopoulos.

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