Plow truck driver facing charges after hitting elderly Chicopee man on Grattan St.

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An elderly Chicopee man who was hit by a private plow truck on Grattan Street on November 16, is expected to live and the driver of the vehicle involved is facing several charges, police announced Monday.

Police spokesman officer Mike Wilk told 22News, the 72-year-old man is recovering after suffering serious injuries in the accident that happened by Providence St. near the Lucky Strike.

A 30-year-old Chicopee man who was driving the private plow is facing the following charges:

  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Crosswalk violation
  • Operating an unregistered motor vehicle
  • Failure to have an inspection sticker

Police and medical personnel were called to Grattan St. around 5:40 p.m. that Friday evening after the accident happened. The elderly Chicopee man was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, to what was described at the time as “possibly life-threatening” injuries.

After looking into the serious accident, investigators determined that the 72-year-old was in the crosswalk when he was hit by the truck. As a result, an “immediate threat suspension on the operator” has been requested through the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Grattan Street was closed for more than two hours while the accident reconstruction team investigated.

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