Williston student improving after being struck by car
Student on the mend
after being struck by car
EASTHAMPTON — A Williston Northampton School student who was struck by a vehicle while crossing Park Street Thursday night is expected to be well enough to return to classes in the next few days.
Traci Wolfe, director of communications at the school, said the girl was released Friday afternoon from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Both Wolfe and police declined to release her name.
According to police, the girl was crossing Park Street in the crosswalk in front of Phillips Stevens Chapel at 7:23 p.m. when a vehicle traveling south struck her on her right side, throwing her into the air. She landed approximately 10 to 15 feet down the road, according to the police report.
The motorist, Karen Lague, 58, of 391 Main St., told police she did not see the girl in the crosswalk. She was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
The crosswalk is equipped with lights that flash when a pedestrian presses a button, but Lague said the lights were not on at the time of the accident. Traffic traveling north on the street was stopped for the pedestrian, police said.
— REBECCA EVERETT
■ Dylan C. Pinkham, 20, of 21 High St., was arrested at Davis and Adams streets Monday at 1:44 a.m. on two warrants.
■ Elaine Vieu, 39, and William McLaughlin, 53, both of 66.5 Maple St., apt. M, were arrested on charges of disturbing the peace Sunday at 11:50 p.m. after they refused to turn down music that police said was loud and disturbing neighbors.
■ Brynn D. Paquette, 26, of 16 Orchard St., apt. B, was arrested at 16 Harrison Avenue Thursday at 11:12 p.m. on charges of trespassing and disturbing the peace. Police said he was intoxicated and refused to leave his girlfriend’s residence despite her requests that he do so.
■ Jeremy D. Tilton, 29, of St. Augustine, Fla., was arrested about 7:21 p.m. at the Northampton Police Department on a Northampton District Court warrant related to an alleged restraining order violation, police said.