Car recovered from hit-and-run that injured woman in wheelchair in Springfield

The suspect vehicle was reported stolen 15 minutes after the accident

Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police on Wednesday recovered  the car that hit and seriously injured a woman in a wheelchair on Boston Road Tuesday night.

Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department
Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

The woman was struck in front of 145 Boston Road at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.  The car drove off after the accident.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that the Traffic Bureau investigators recovered the car Wednesday afternoon on Baypath Terrace.

Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department
Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

Sgt Delaney said the car had front end damage and both airbags had deployed.  He told 22News the car was reported stolen 15 minutes after the accident Tuesday night.

“We towed it,” said Sgt. Delaney. “We’re going over it for a forensic investigation to try and get DNA off the airbags that were deployed. And then there’s fingerprints inside the car.”

Sgt Delaney said the victim is in serious but stable condition.

“She was crossing against the light in traffic,” Captain Robert Strempek said. “The license plate came off in the crash, and was found on Boston Road.”

Strempek said the owner of the car reported the vehicle stolen after the crash.

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