No charges in Northampton accident that sent pedestrian Pallav Parakh to hospital with head injury
Accident on New South Street in Northampton Wednesday evening.
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Pallah K. Parakh of Hatfield suffered a head injury when he was struck by a truck on New South Street in Northampton just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Parakh was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Purchase photo reprints »
NORTHAMPTON — Police said Thursday that no charges have been filed in connection with the Wednesday afternoon accident that sent Pallav K. Parakh, 35, of Hatfield to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with a head injury.
Parakh, of 6 Bridge St., was crossing New South Street at 4:42 p.m. when he was hit by a truck driven by Derek J. Graves, 25, of 174 East St., Chesterfield.
Police Capt. Scott Savino said he did not know Parakh’s condition. A spokeswoman for Baystate said the hospital had no information to release about Parakh, and could not confirm that he was a patient there.
Savino said the Northampton Police accident reconstruction team remained at the scene this morning and is likely to complete its report later today. The road is open.
Police Wednesday night said Parakh was crossing New South Street in the crosswalk by the west entrance to Pulaski Park. Graves and witnesses were questioned at the police station following the accident, and the road was closed between Main Street and Old South Street until about 8 p.m.
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