Accidents common on Springfield’s Berkshire Avenue

Passenger killed in accident on Berkshire Avenue Sunday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There have been several accidents on Berkshire Avenue over the past few years.

Residents say it’s because people don’t pay attention to the speed limit

One killed in Springfield car accident

One person was killed Sunday after a 2003 Ford Mustang crashed near 630 Berkshire Avenue. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News the passenger in the vehicle was the one who died in the crash, while the driver was hurt.

“People sometimes passing by, they think this is a highway,” Ramomita Gonzalez, of Springfield, said. “It’s not right with a lot of people crossing and coming and going here.”

The deadly car accident took place Sunday afternoon around 1:00, near the Springfield Housing Authority. A memorial has been set up there for the victim who died in the accident.

The speed limit on Berkshire Avenue is 35 miles per hour–but neighbors told 22News there are many drivers who go much faster than that.

“They would just be zooming down especially at night time,” Ahmad Subr said. “I had a friend who got in a car accident down there, from speeding and stuff.”

Since 2015, there have been at least six accidents on Berkshire Avenue. Berkshire Avenue is a main road leading to the Indian Orchard section of Springfield

Springfield Police Sgt. Jouhn Delaney told 22News it’ll take about a week before police determine what caused this accident. We’ll post the victim’s identity as soon as it’s released.

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