EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - State police are on the lookout for the driver of a car who they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash on I-91 in Easthampton Wednesday morning, which injured an elderly driver.
Trooper Robert Wyckoff of the Northampton Barracks told 22News that police received a call about the crash around 9:45 A.M. Witnesses told police that one of the drivers, an elderly woman, was traveling south down I-91, when she was cut-off by a middle-aged man also heading southbound.
According to Wyckoff, witnesses said the man was trying to get into the dirt road in the median in order to make an illegal U-turn into the northbound lane.
The woman was unable to stop in time, and hit the driver on his driver's side. Witnesses said he stopped briefly, but then drove away, this time headed northbound.
The woman was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, but is expected to survive.
The man's car is described as a gray sedan, possibly a Chevrolet Malibu, though no plate number was available. Witnesses described him as a middle-aged white man with dark, curly hair and dark eyes.
If you have any information, call State Police in Northampton at (413) 584-3000.