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Police investigating hit-and-run crash on Wilbraham Ave. in Springfield

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Three cars were damaged in a hit-and-run and now, Springfield Police are investigating.

Drivers on a residential one-way Springfield street are creating problems for people who live here.

"People need to be more mindful and slow down," said Angelina Erdei.
Thursday morning, police said that a driver hit a parked car on Wilbraham Avenue, which hit the car in front of it, and then the one in front of that one.

Three cars in total, damaged by a hit-and-run driver.

Police described the car they are looking for as a dark colored Jeep.

"We have children, there are pedestrians, it's early in the morning, and now, summer hours are approaching, so you're gonna see more kids.  We don't want, instead of it being a car, a child," Erdei added.

Erdei told Western Mass News that she looked outside when she heard an alarm going off.  She saw her neighbor's car totaled.

"He was shocked.  He couldn't believe it, as much damage was done to the vehicle.  If his son was in the back of the car, I don't think he would have survived. I just really think that drivers need to slow down," Erdei noted.

We asked Springfield Police about the history of accidents on this street.  They told us that since January 2016, there have been seven crashes, including the one that happened early Thursday morning.

Only one of those accidents resulted in injuries, but residents said that it's a problem.

"If you're running late, then you're gonna be late anyhow, so just take it easy," Erdei said.

One person who lives close by told us she's been pushing for speed bumps on Wilbraham Avenue.

If you have any information about this latest crash, contact the Springfield Police Department.

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