A 14-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle to school on Tuesday morning was struck by a car with a frosty windshield that obstructed the driver's view.
Greenfield police say they responded to the intersection of Chapman and Silver streets at about 7:30 a.m. after receiving reports that a child had been hit by a car.
Investigators determined that the vehicle, which was being operated by 23-year-old Greenfield resident, was traveling eastbound on Silver Street when the combination of the glare from the sun and the frost on the windshield interfered with the driver's ability to see the road.
The boy was taken to Franklin Medical Center, then later transported to the Baystate Medical Center trauma unit in Springfield.
Police say the victim's injuries appear to be minor.
The female driver was issued a citation for a civil motor vehicle charge.
Police say this incident shows the importance of properly clearing your windshield prior to driving your vehicle.
On Friday, state and local police arrested a woman who allegedly struck an Agawam teenager who was riding his skateboard home from Volleyball tryouts the week before. The woman was allegedly drunk and unlicensed to drive a vehicle at the time of the accident.
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