Pedestrian struck on Route 2 in Erving

Staff Writer
Published: 5/12/2021 3:00:41 PM

ERVING — A male pedestrian on Route 2 was struck by a vehicle and airlifted to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on Tuesday evening.

Erving Police Chief Robert Holst and Erving Fire Chief Philip Wonkka declined to provide identifying information on the pedestrian or the driver.

First responders were called at about 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday to the stretch of Route 2 between Millers Falls and Erving Center, where the pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

Wonkka said an emergency helicopter was brought in by the Erving Fire Department and Turners Falls Fire Department, and the pedestrian was airlifted to Baystate Medical Center.

Wonkka declined to say if the pedestrian’s injuries were considered life-threatening, but he said that the decision to call a helicopter and to use the hospital’s trauma center was “precautionary.”

Holst said the driver was not taken into custody, and no foul play is suspected. The incident is under investigation.

Reach Max Marcus at mmarcus@recorder.com or 413-930-4231.


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