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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) –Victoria Feliciano was crossing Chicopee’s Memorial Drive Friday night with her 2-year-old son and 8-month-old baby, on their way back to their shelter, when they were all hit by a car.

“There’s like, two streets. There’s one, and then there’s like, the middle. It kind of had snow, so I went around it a little bit, so my stroller wouldn’t get stuck. The lights went red. There was a car parked to the right, there was another car to the left that was stopped. So I looked both ways, and I started crossing, and when I looked to the right, I just seen the car lights, and boom. It just hit us. What happened after that, I don’t remember because I had a concussion,” she said.

All three were taken to Baystate Medical Center, where at first, the 8-month-old was in critical condition.

“His head is swollen, he has, like bruises. He was bleeding internally. He had a fractured lung and rib, and had a blood transfusion,” noted Feliciano.

“The 2 year old…he’s doing a lot better. He has a bump on the back of his head. The baby, he’s doing a little better because now he’s eating, but he hasn’t been able to open his eyes, and he’s not really alert, and we’re working through it,” she added.

Feliciano was discharged yesterday, but is staying at Baystate with her children, wanting to make sure that people don’t think she was being reckless.  

“I was at the crosswalk. I’m a responsible mother. I wouldn’t cross when the lights are green, you know, that puts my kids and myself in danger,”

That driver did stay on the scene. So far, no charges have been filed.

The accident is still under investigation.


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