St. James Blvd. reopened after pedestrian accident in Springfield

St. James Blvd. shut down for two hours near El Paso Street

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A pedestrian was struck by a car in Springfield last night, closing down a section of St. James Boulevard.

Springfield Police did have a section of this street closed late last night, but it has since reopened.

The road was blocked off between El Paso St. and Holy Cross St. for about two hours, which is near Marshall Roy Park in the city’s East Springfield neighborhood.

The pedestrian was hit by a car around 10 Friday night, and Springfield Police were here investigating the accident until at least 11:30 PM.

Springfield Police Captain Trent Duda told 22News the victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance with “very serious” injuries.

Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney told 22News that the victim is a 50-year-old man, and is currently at Bay State Medical Center in critical condition.

Delaney said the man is a resident of Merida Street in Springfield. He was not crossing the road on a crosswalk when he was hit.

Police aren’t releasing the name of the driver, because the driver will not be charged in the accident.

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