A pedestrian was taken to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries after a serious crash late Thursday afternoon. It’s the region’s second very serious pedestrian accident in two days.
An unidentified person was hit by a car in the 170 East St. area of Springfield around 3 p.m., according to police.
Neighborhood residents told 22News said the victim may have been a crossing guard, but police did not confirm that information. The crosswalk near the accident site is just down the street from an elementary school, that resumed classes this week.
“Apparently, another car did not see her and ran her over and dragged her 40 or 50 feet,” said Jurgen Renze of Springfield.
The person who was hit was taken to Baystate Medical Center. When our 22News crew arrived, we saw a red car with a smashed windshield, and what appeared to be a yellow vest lying in the street.
Neighbors said speeding on the busy street is nothing new to them.
“Always,” Renze added. “It’s very quick because there are no traffic lights from here to Roosevelt, or Page Boulevard actually. There are little ones on the street, I think people just don’t think.”
This was the area’s second serious pedestrian accident in the last two days after an elderly man was hit and killed on Route 116 near Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley Center Wednesday.