Northampton officer released from hospital Sunday

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Officer Matt Knowlton left Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on Sunday afternoon, and his fellow Northampton Police Officers were there to greet him.

Officer Knowlton suffered a broken leg and had to have two surgeries after a head-on collision last weekend caused by another driver who was reportedly driving 70 miles an hour on Route 66 in Northampton.

The injured officer has received high praise from his fellow officers for getting out of his wrecked car despite his injuries and helping the driver of the other car.

Officers have created a GoFundMe and are raising money to help with the cost of Knowlton’s medical treatment.

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