HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Holyoke Police are investigating the circumstances that led to a seriously injured child being brought to Holyoke Medical Center Friday night.
Holyoke Police Sgt. Philip McKay told 22News the medical center notified them that they were treating an injured child that had been brought in around 8:00 Friday night.
"Hospital staff said the situation should be taken very seriously," McKay told 22News.
A 22News crew discovered the main entrance to Beaudoin Village apartment complex was blocked off. Police cruisers and caution tape were keeping cars from driving on a portion of Leary Drive where an accident reconstruction team was investigating. The Holyoke Housing Authority oversees Beaudoin Village.
Witnesses told 22News that a boy who appeared to be about four years old was hit by a car entering Beaudoin Village Friday night. The witnesses said the child's mother took the young victim to Holyoke Medical Center. The witnesses also added they heard the child crying as his mother carried him.
McKay said traffic investigators were called in to question the victim and his parents at the hospital. Other investigators were dispatched to the suspected accident site in the vicinity of Leary Drive near the Holyoke Solidiers Home.
Stay with 22News for the latest information when it becomes available.