AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – An Agawam police officer is recovering in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning.
According to Agawam Police Lt. Dan Bonafilia, Agawam Police Lt. Anthony Grasso was working a traffic detail in front of the Roberta Doering Middle School on Main Street around 7:45 a.m. when he was struck by a car traveling southbound.
The impact of the crash sent the officer onto the car, striking the hood, windshield, and side mirror before hitting the ground. Faculty from the middle school heard the crash and rushed outside to assist.
Agawam police and fire were called to the area and Officer Grasso was taken to the hospital. He is recovering and expected to be okay.
Bonafilia said the elderly woman driving the car stopped and has been cooperating with the investigation. The Massachusetts State Police Collision and Reconstruction Section is now investigating the crash.
Main Street was closed to traffic from the Morgan Sullivan Bridge to Reed Street during the investigation but was reopened around 10:47 a.m.