Pickup truck alongside ambulance pointing eastbound towards Amherst center
A pickup truck heading east on Rt 9 collided with a 20-year-old cyclist (UMass student) at the intersection of University Drive and Snell Street around 7:29 this evening.
The victim was transported by AFD to Baystate Critical Care Unit in Springfield by ambulance with 3 first responders on board. She had serious injuries but is expected to survive.
Two Hadley cruisers assist Amherst police at Snell/University Dr/Rt9 intersection
At one point six cruisers (Amherst and Hadley) were on the scene with an AFD ambulance and Fire Engine. Mass State Police accident reconstruction team was called in and were still on the scene at 10:20 PM.
Amherst towing was en route to transport both the pick up truck and crumpled bicycle.
Another cyclist was also at the scene at the time of the accident with the victim, but was not involved or injured.