WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A seven year old boy was killed in a traffic accident in Westfield, Monday afternoon, on Montgomery Road near the intersection of Crown Street.
Westfield Police Lt. Jay Pitoniak told 22News that the child was struck by a dump truck in the accident near Crown Street. The accident was reported at 3:36PM, near the parking lot of the new corner variety store.
A man who helped police in the rescue effort told 22News that the seven year old boy and his mother were riding their bicycles, when a dump truck hit the little boy.
The Westfield Police Department Traffic Bureau, Massachusetts State Police Reconstruction Team, and the Hampden County District Attorney's Office are investigating the accident.
The next of kin has not been notified at this time.
The Westfield Police Department is withholding the name of the child due to his age.