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Teen in I.C.U., Driver Charged after Holyoke Accident

HOLYOKE, MASS. (WGGB) — A teenager is still in intensive care after being hit by a pickup truck Wednesday night on Northampton Street, and the driver is now facing charges.

Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, an 18-year-old male was crossing Northampton Street, also known as Route 5, near the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home in Holyoke when he was hit by the white truck.

That man was quickly taken to the hospital. Holyoke Police Sgt. Isaias Cruz tells ABC40 that teen, whose name has not been released, is currently in the intensive care unit at the hospital.

Sgt. Cruz adds that the driver of the truck is facing charges of operating under the influence resulting in a serious injury, and marked lanes violations.

The name of the driver has not been released.


  • Ms. K

    I hope we learn this man’s identity soon. I know so many people from Holyoke but living out of state now, I rely on Channel 40 to stay informed of what’s going on in my hometown. I hope he is okay.

  • karen

    I hope we know who this is soon. my family lives in holyoke and u hope that man is okay.

  • A holyoket

    The car probably couldn’t see him because people have crowded the streets with chairs and what not. I hope he’s okay. Holyoke should not allow this save your spot thing anymore. It’s out of hand!

  • yikes

    The person who hit pedestrian wasn’t elderly, approx 50 or so. The truck hood (maybe an F-250 so high hood) was dented deep (not a good sign). It was all caught on tape by 22 news camera guy who just happened to be there shooting practice angles for parade…go figure. I’m sure that video will be used in court etc.

  • Me

    I feel for those involved in thus accident, however, I drive thru Holyoke several times a week and I do feel that the pedestrians of Holyoke ALSO need to take responsibility..These people feel as if they own the streets and just walk out without looking at traffic patterns. At least once a week I slam my brakes because some pedestrian just walked out I between cars or just plan walk across without looking!

  • lexi

    ^truth.

  • The Truth

    Hey Me,just like people in Northampton,Spfld,and just about everywhere.dude that is one stupid comment you wrote-moron.

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