Disabled woman hit by car in West Springfield

A smashed green walker was in the middle of Kings Highway

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A disabled woman was seriously injured as she crossed Kings Highway using a walker in West Springfield Thursday morning.

West Springfield Police Sgt. Timothy Smith told 22News the woman was struck as she crossed Kings Highway at the intersection with Pine Street at 6:45 a.m Thursday.

A smashed green walker was in the middle of Kings Highway, several yards in front of a car with a shattered windshield.

Sgt Smith told 22News the morning sun may have played a role in the accident.  He was unsure if the victim was in the crosswalk when she was struck.

He described the victim’s injuries as “serious,”  but said she’s expected to survive.

No charges have been brought or citations issued against the driver, but the accident is still under investigation by the West Springfield Accident reconstruction Unit.

A section of Kings Highway stretching for several blocks was closed for about two hours Thursday morning.