Part of Rt. 5 southbound closed after pedestrian accident in West Springfield

An older man was seriously hurt in front of the Rave Cinemas

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A section of Route 5 southbound was closed in West Springfield Friday night, after a pedestrian accident on Riverdale Street near the Rave Cinemas.

The accident took place on Route 5 southbound, just past the Rave Cinemas at about 8:30 p.m.

West Springfield Police Sgt. Timothy Smith told 22News an older man was hit by a car as he tried to cross from the north side of route 5 walking toward the cinemas.

Route 5 southbound was closed from Morgan Road to Elm Street, but they were letting traffic by on the left side after 10:30 p.m.

A black compact car with a smashed windshield was on the right side of the road.

Sgt. Smith said the West Springfield Accident Reconstruction Unit would be completing its investigation some time after 11:30 p.m.

Sgt. Smith had no specific information on the victim’s condition except to say “his injuries were serious.”