Ludlow, Mass. (WGGB) — State Police will be back out Tuesday investigating the scene of an accident in Ludlow where a 28 year-old man from the Indian Orchard section of Springfield was struck Sunday evening leaving him in critical condition.
That’s according to Police Sgt. Daniel Valadas who says they received the call at 6:42 p.m. for a man struck by a motor vehicle on West Avenue by the intersection with Fuller Street.
Upon their arrival, officers found the 28 year-old with what appeared to be a head injury, lying in the roadway on West Avenue by Stebbins Street. While he was conscious, police say he was not alert for paramedics.
The man was then taken to the emergency room at Baystate Medical Center and last Sgt. Valadas heard he is in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle, a 57 year-old man from Southwick, remained at the scene answering questions by officers about what occurred.
Police say the vehicle he was driving, a 2006 GMC Canyon Pickup, sustained significant damage in the accident and had to be towed from the scene and placed in impound.
Sgt. Valadas told us speed doesn’t appear to be a factor in this incident and they don’t anticipate filing any charges against the Southwick man, but he did add that the circumstances surrounding this crash are still very much under investigation.
The names of the victim and the driver have not been released yet.
Traffic was diverted in both directions on West Avenue between Davis and Stebbins Streets while crews worked to clear the scene.