AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – A section of Springfield Street re-opened Monday night, after police completed the first phase of their investigation into a motorcycle crash that injured the rider. The road re-opened at 8:45 pm Monday.
Agawam Police Sgt. Jennifer Blanchette told 22News, the motorcycle hit a car that turned in front of it on Springfield Street around 5:30 p.m. The motorcycle rider was seriously injured. Agawam Fire fighters performed CPR before the victim was rushed to the Baystate Trauma Center.
Joseph Pellegrino, who works across the street from where the accident happened, said, “I noticed a bunch of blinking lights out here. It looked like there was one person being put in a gurney, a stretcher and was being taken away.”
Agawam Police Chief Eric Gillis told 22News Springfield Street was closed during the investigation by the State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit. The State Police “CARS” unit, Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section arrived at the accident site just after 7:00 p.m. Monday. They left just before 9:00 pm.
A three-block section of Springfield Street was closed from Harding Street to McKinley Street. A larger, road-bike style of motorcycle was propped up in the middle of Springfield Street.
There’s no word on the condition, or the identification, of the victim. Sgt. Blanchette added that the driver of the car involved was not injured.