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Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run accident in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – Police are looking for a man accused of leaving after he struck a pedestrian with his car in the Pine Point neighborhood Saturday morning.

Although details are sketchy, the collision happened around 8:45 a.m. with the driver last seen fleeing south on Arnold Avenue, which is off of Boston Road.

Springfield police issued a BOLO (Be on the lookout) bulletin shortly after the incident seeking assistance from neighboring police departments locating the suspect.

Police say they are looking for a 25-year-old black man driving a 2001 Nissan Altima, possibly gold in color, with a license plate of 482CP1 and a damaged windshield. The man may live in Westfield.

Details about the extent of the pedestrian’s injuries weren’t immediately available.

Anyone with information about the man accused is asked to call the Springfield police traffic bureau at 413-787-6333.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may text a tip via a cell phone by addressing a text message to “CRIMES,” or “274637,” and then beginning the body of the message with the word “SOLVE.”

Source:  masslive.com