One woman is dead and two children are in the hospital after Tuesday’s accident on Page Boulevard in Springfield.
Family members identified 26-year-old Aida Hernandez as the victim in Tuesday’s deadly crash. They said her 3-year-old daughter is still in intensive care, and another 7-year-old also remains hospitalized.
More than a dozen friends and family members of Hernandez gathered on Page Boulevard Wednesday night, mere feet from where a tractor-trailer collided with the car she was riding in, killing her.
Hernandez’s 3-year-old daughter, “little Lilly” as her family calls her, remains in the hospital. Hernandez’s mother said Page Boulevard puts too many people’s lives at risk.
“This needs to be done,” Gloria Fox, Hernandez’s mom, told 22News. “Nobody should be killed. Put traffic lights up here. Can’t you see it? There’s speeding up here. My daughter shouldn’t have died.”
Residents in the area say crashes on Page Boulevard are nothing new, and some houses have had to put up barriers after cars have crashed into their homes too many times.
Nine different locations on Page Boulevard made MassDOT’s top crash locations from 2013 to 2014. A total of 232 accidents and nearly 100 injuries.
There have been two deadly crashes on Page Boulevard just in the last three months.
“My daughter had her whole life with her children,” said Fox. “Now I have to bury her. And a mother’s not supposed to bury their children.”
As of Wednesday evening, family members said Hernandez’s daughter and another child remained at Baystate Medical Center.