Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Sunset Avenue

The crash is the second incident in the past month where a pedestrian crossing outside a crosswalk was hit near UMass

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Sunset Avenue

Prince, John Adams and John Quincy Adams Halls in Southwest Residential Area on Sunset Ave. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Morgan Hughes/Amherst Wire)

Prince, John Adams and John Quincy Adams Halls in Southwest Residential Area on Sunset Ave. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Morgan Hughes/Amherst Wire)

Prince, John Adams and John Quincy Adams Halls in Southwest Residential Area on Sunset Ave. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Morgan Hughes/Amherst Wire)

Prince, John Adams and John Quincy Adams Halls in Southwest Residential Area on Sunset Ave. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Morgan Hughes/Amherst Wire)

Wei Cai, Writer

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AMHERST – A pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle Tuesday morning on Sunset Avenue, according to the Amherst Police Department. 

The crash is the second incident in the past month where a pedestrian crossing outside a crosswalk was hit on or near the UMass campus.

The identities of the victim and driver involved in the latest crash were not immediately available Tuesday afternoon. Police did not say whether the victim was a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Additionally, police declined to comment on the conditions of those involved.

Police say the incident, which occurred near the Southwest Residential Area, remains under investigation. More details will become available as the investigation progresses, police said.

UMass sophomore Kimberly Frazier witnessed the aftermath of the crash on her way to class Tuesday morning.

“There was a beige minivan and a kid on a stretcher in front of it,” Frazier said.

UMass spokesman Ed Blaguszewski said Tuesday he had no details to provide but would release them as they become available.

As of 11:50 a.m., the scene on Sunset Avenue had been cleared, leaving no trace of the crash.

Last month, UMass student Kyle Yeh, 19, sustained injuries that were not life threatening when he was struck by a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue on Sept. 20. There is no pedestrian crosswalk in the area of that crash, Blaguszewski told Amherst Wire last month.

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