Four transported after serious car accident on Memorial Ave. | News
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — A portion of Memorial Ave. in West Springfield was closed due to serious car accident.
West Springfield Police Sgt. Joe LaFrance said that two cars collided around 1:20 p.m. on Memorial Avenue near Central Chevrolet.
Four people were taken to area hospitals. Three people were removed from the SUV and sent to Baystate Medical Center via ambukance. Two occupants suffered non-life threatening injuries, while the third suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other car was taken to the hospital for observation.
The two cars were traveling east on Memorial Ave. when an SUV struck another vehicle passing it. The SUV struck the guardrail, rolled over, and caught on fire.
LaFrance added that the West Springfield Accident Reconstruction Team responded. Early indications show that speed was a factor in the accident.
The road was closed from Union Street to Windsor Street. Drivers were being asked to avoid the area and seek alternative routes until the scene is clear.
The crash remains under investigation with assistance from the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.