Child on bike hit by speeding car near Springfield playground - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Child on bike hit by speeding car near Springfield playground

The playground at Gunn Square on Northampton Avenue in Springfield. The playground at Gunn Square on Northampton Avenue in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Neighbors say a girl no more than 10 years old was hit by a car they claimed was speeding on Northampton Avenue about noontime Wednesday.

The accident happened less than 100 yards from the playground at Gunn Square.

Witnesses told CBS 3 that when the girl was hit she flew into the air. She suffered injuries to her torso, but she was alert when paramedics were treating her. The child was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Police on scene were speaking to the driver involved in the accident. Neighbors say speeding is a constant issue on Northampton Avenue.

Northampton Avenue runs between Wilbraham Road and King Street near American International College.

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