Woman hospitalized in Westfield boating accident

Boating accident happened at Hampton Ponds

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WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A 27 year-old woman was taken to Baystate Medical Center with what state police are calling “serious injuries,” following a boat crash at Hampton Ponds in Westfield late Wednesday night.

State Police Lt. Thomas Ryan told 22News that two boats collided just before 11:00 P.M. He says that a woman was badly hurt in the collision, and had to be taken to the hospital. Her current condition is not known at this time.

Ryan said that three young people also ended up in the water after the crash, though they appeared to be uninjured.

He said that the Massachusetts Environmental Police will be investigating the crash, to determine the cause and whether any charges will be filed in the case.