Driver charged, two people injured after Chicopee accident

Two people were sent to local hospitals

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – For the second time in one night, police are investigating a pedestrian accident in western Massachusetts. Chicopee Police have reopened Broadway Street Thursday night after investigating a the accident.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk told 22News around 8:00 p.m. Thursday, a vehicle hit a person on Broadway Street. The pedestrian, a man, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The passenger in the vehicle was also taken to the hospital. A Reconstruction Team was called in to investigate. As of 10:00 A.M. Friday, Wilk said that the pedestrian remained in serious condition.

The driver, a woman, was arrested and charged for Operating Under the Influence. She was booked at the Chicopee Police Department Thursday night, and Officer Wilk added that more charges could be filed. Her name is expected to be released sometime Tuesday.

Broadway Street reopened around 9:00 p.m. Thursday; it was blocked off from Cochran Street to East Street, and traffic was being rerouting traffic to Church Street, while police investigated.

The accident in Chicopee was just one of three accidents involving pedestrians in western Massachusetts Thursday night. A woman was hit by a car near the McDonalds on Riverdale Street in West Springfield, and then in Great Barrington, a person was hit in front of Town Hall on Main Street.

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