D.A. investigating bicycle rider struck on College Highway in Southwick

Southwick police and fire closed College Highway

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – The Hampden County District Attorney’s Office is handling the investigation into a a bicyclist hit by a car in Southwick Wednesday afternoon.

A section of College Highway was closed for five hours Wednesday night.

Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a car hit a teenage girl riding a bicycle at the intersection of  College Highway and Bugbee Road.

Southwick Police and Fire closed a section of College Highway while they helped the victim and investigated the cause of the accident.  The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, CARS was called in to assist in the investigation.

Stan Brzoska, who lives near the accident site, told 22News he’s seen a number of accidents at this intersection over the years. He said he was home right when the accident happened. “Traffic kept going right by all the time, there was a gentleman down on his knees trying to work with the young lady, of course there was blood everywhere.”

The State Police Accident Reconstruction Team were on College Highway for several hours working to figure out what happened. The victim was described as a teenage girl from the neighborhood.  There was no specific information about her injuries, except that they were described as “serious.”

A Southwick Police Dispatcher told 22News the District Attorney’s Office was handling the investigation.