CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – For the second time in two days, police in Chicopee are investigating another pedestrian accident, this time on Chicopee Street Friday night.
Chicopee Police Sgt. Kieth Lemay told 22News that around 5:46 p.m Friday an 18-year-old Chicopee man was riding a bike on Chicopee Street when he rode in front of a brown Chevrolet Silverado pickup near the I-391 off ramp at Exit 3. Sgt. Lemay said the bicyclist was wearing dark cloths and the bike did not have orange reflectors.
The 18-year-old was taken to Baystate Medical Center with minor injuries to his knee and right arm. Sgt. Lemay said the puckup truck was damaged in the front bumper and on the side. No word yet on whether the driver, a 27-year-old man from Chicopee, will face any charges.
The accident is still under investigation.
A 22News photographer went to the accident around 6:00 p.m. and saw the victim being put on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance. The bike, believed to be involved in the accident, was removed from the road by police, and truck was parked on the side of the road.
This was one of two pedestrian accidents on Friday in western Massachusetts. An elderly woman was hit by a car in downtown Palmer. On Thursday, three people were hit by vehicles in Chicopee, West Springfield, and Great Barrington.