Man Hit by Car, Seriously Hurt in Putnam

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A 78-year-old man was seriously hurt when he was hit by a car in Putnam Sunday.

Police said the victim, identified as 78-year-old Putnam resident Richard Durocher, was hit while crossing Bridge Street in a crosswalk between Veteran’s Memorial park and Putnam Superior Court. He was taken to Day Kimball Hospital and later transferred to UMASS Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver was identified as an 81-year-old North Grosvenordale man. No charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation.

Any witnesses should contact Officer Kristopher Bernier at 860-928-6565.

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