Chicopee Police: Female injured in pedestrian vs. vehicle crash Wednesday night
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -A woman remains in the hospital after a hit and run pedestrian crash from Wednesday night.
That woman remains in the intensive care unit at the hospital. This marks the fifth pedestrian crash in the city, just since October. Flashing blue lights and crime scene tape blocked off an area of Broadway Street Wednesday night. Police said yet another pedestrian was hit.
“It’s hitting home for me and I’m losing sleep over it,” said Mayor John Vieau of Chicopee.
The crash happened around 6:00 Wednesday night. When police arrived on scene, they found the victim in the road, and assisted her until emergency responders arrived. She remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit.
“We’re hopeful and we’ll pray as a city that this person makes a full recovery,” Mayor Vieau said.
Police said the driver left the scene, but a witness was able to provide a license plate to police, and both the car and driver have been located. This marks the fifth pedestrian involved accident in the city:
The first on Oct. 8, on Springfield Street. Another on October 29, also on Springfield Street. A crash on November 28 and one on November 30, both on Chicopee Street. All four victims in those crashes died.
Mayor Vieau said they are actively working on making the streets safer.
“We’ve approved much needed overtime. We’re working with grants, we’ve passed out a record number of tickets,” he said.
The Chicopee Police Department has the numbers to prove it. They’ve nearly doubled the number of ticket’s they’ve handed out. Between Dec. 1-27 of last year, the Chicopee Police Department gave out 399 tickets. For those same dates in 2022, they issued 638 tickets. Wednesday night’s crash remains under investigation by the Chicopee Police Department, State Police, and the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.
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