Two sent to hospital after being hit on Main Street crosswalk in Greenfield

Staff Writer
Published: 12/28/2021 6:36:04 PM
Modified: 12/28/2021 6:35:36 PM

GREENFIELD — A woman and child were taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center early Tuesday evening after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Main Street.

Greenfield Police Sgt. David Rice said the two were crossing Main Street at Chapman Street at around 4:40 p.m. when the driver of a small car, traveling east on Main Street, failed to yield and struck them. It was dark, and the driver did not see the pedestrians, Rice said. A driver traveling in the opposite direction stopped and honked in an attempt to get the other driver’s attention.

According to Rice, the two pedestrians, one of whom was an 8-year-old child, were crossing the street from south to north when they were hit.

They were transported to Baystate Franklin with what appeared to be minor injuries, Rice said.

The driver, a man from Leverett, was cited for failure to yield to pedestrians. Rice said that, according to witnesses, the man was driving between 20 and 25 mph, or “well within the speed limit.”

“We’re very lucky there were no major injuries,” the sergeant said.

Reporter Mary Byrne can be reached at mbyrne@recorder.com or 413-930-4429. Twitter: @MaryEByrne


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