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Two People Injured Following Serious Crash on Roosevelt Avenue

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Two people were hurt after a two car crash Friday afternoon in Springfield.

The two-car crash occurred just before 3:00 p.m. Friday on Roosevelt Avenue, near Gaucher Street and the St. James Avenue overpass.

The force of the crash sent one of the cars into a light pole.

Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield’s fire commissioner, says that it took about 15 minutes to get the driver of that car, a Nissan Altima, out of the vehicle using the Jaws of Life.

That person was taken to Baystate Medical Center with what are being described as serious injuries.

The driver of the other car was also taken to the hospital, but the severity of that person’s injuries is not immediately known.

The accident remains under investigation.

That portion of Roosevelt Avenue, which has been closed for about two hours, is expected to reopen around 5:30 p.m.


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