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8-Year Springfield Police Veteran Hit by Car on Sumner Avenue

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Springfield Police Officer is in the hospital after being hit by a car late Tuesday morning.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says just around noon, emergency crews were called out to the intersection of Oakland Street and Sumner Avenue after an officer was hit by a car.

Delaney adds that the officer, 8 year department veteran Adam Rodriquez, was working a construction detail at the time of the collision.

Rodriquez was in the area while crews worked to clear out water pipes. He was trying to allow one car through the area, and stop another when the incident occurred.

“He put up his hands and stopped the westbound traffic, turned to wave the other car, and when he turned, that person didn’t stop,” Delaney says.

Rodriquez was conscious when he was taken to Baystate Medical Center. He remains there being treated for non-life threatening injuries including a concussion.

No citations have issued yet against the 75-year-old driver from Longmeadow.