Northampton police investigate possible hit-and-run

Staff Writer
Published: 1/16/2020 3:17:54 PM
Modified: 1/16/2020 3:17:02 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Police are investigating a possible hit-and-run early Wednesday morning that sent a man who had been walking to work to the hospital.

In a Facebook post, Police Chief Jody Kasper said officers were called to the area of 304 Hatfield St. at Cook Avenue for a report of an injured man near the road. Officers found a 32-year-old man on the side of the road. 

Kasper said the man was confused and reported neck, hip and back pain. The man did not know what happened, Kasper said, and he was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Police determined the man had left his Florence home around 3:30 a.m. and started walking to work on his normal route. Based on his injuries and evidence at the scene, police believe he was hit by a car that left the area between 3:45 a.m. and 4 a.m., Kasper said.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the detective bureau at (413) 587-1100.

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