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Agawam: Teenage skateboarder in critical condition after hit and run

A teenage boy remains in critical condition after being hit by a car on Springfield Street Sunday night, according to police.

Agawam Police Sgt. Jennifer Blanchette has confirmed that the victim is a 16-year-old male who was skateboarding at the time of the accident. He was in critical condition and receiving treatment at Baystate Medical Center as of Tuesday night.

The crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. in the area of Springfield and Rowley streets, police said. The driver of the vehicle, described only as black car, fled the scene, leaving behind a passenger mirror. By midnight police had tracked down the car, which was then impounded.

Blanchette said no charges have been filed against the driver. No other information was available Wednesday.

The accident comes at a time when the town continues to assess the safety of Springfield Street, which has very few crosswalks. The Massachusetts Highway Safety Division has identified several pedestrian crash clusters along the Springfield Street corridor.

Edwin Smith, 85, was struck and killed by a car at Springfield Street and Hastings Street in Nov. 2011.

Source: Masslive.com