Crash on Route 202 in Holyoke raises safety concerns from residents

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News is hearing from concerned Holyoke residents after there was a two car crash on Westfield Road Monday morning.

While we are waiting for more information on how the car crashed happened, people 22News spoke with said this road, which runs between Holyoke and Westfield, sees plenty of through traffic and they are concerned that it can become dangerous.

According to the Holyoke Fire Department, the accident Monday morning on Westfield Road near the intersection of Apremont Highway was a two car head-on collision.

All passengers of the cars were able to get out on their own, however one car did catch fire. One driver was reportedly brought to the emergency room by an ambulance and no additional injuries were reported.

22News spoke with a Holyoke resident who said he often sees speeding on Westfield Road and Route 202.

Justin Bresnahan told 22News, “It’s one of the most dangerous roads in the city. The problem with it is there’s a lot of turns on it coming from high to the low end type of turns and a lot of blind spots because of it, so you have drivers who’re making those turns going really, really fast and it can really throw you off. It’s scary.”

22News has reported on car accidents that have happened on this route before. This past summer, another two car crash happened here that resulted in car fire and a person being taken to the hospital.

22News also reached out to both the Holyoke police and fire department on speeding concerns from residents on Westfield Road. We have not heard back from them.

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