Two UMass Amherst Students Injured in Car-Pedestrian Accident

AMHERST, Mass. - Two University of Massachusetts students were injured about 5 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 30 when they were struck by a car as they were crossing University Drive near the Southwest residential area at the University of Massachusetts campus.

Taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital were: Courtney Spivack, 18, of Jamaica, N.Y., and Lisa Abrams, 19, West Long Branch, N.J. Both were admitted overnight for observation. They were reported in stable condition on Wednesday morning, Dec. 1. Both students live in Coolidge residence hall on campus.

Driver of the car involved was Angel Santana, of Puffton Village, Amherst.

No citation has been issued in the accident to date, according to University Director of Public Safety, John "Jack" Luippold.

Luippold said the accident remains under investigation and that the state police accident reconstruction team is assisting in the investigation.