Northeastern Region Grapples with String of Car Accidents

Northeastern Region Grapples with String of Car AccidentsA high number of car accidents were reported in the first two days of the week of July 25 in many different states across the region, leaving several injured and thousands of dollars in property damage to be dealt with.

In Auburn, Massachusetts, a serious crash was reported to authorities, who are now investigating the incident on Interstate 290, which occurred on Tuesday, July 26, near the Worcester town line, a local Fox affiliate reports.

According to the news source, a vehicle swerved off the road and crashed into a swamp that is connected to Leesville Pond, flipping over and resting upside down in the water. A state trooper responded to the crash while two construction workers helped to pull the two occupants of the car out of the vehicle

The accident involved two vehicles and occurred at 8:22 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-290.

Massachusetts State Trooper Daniel A. Riopel conducted a preliminary investigation which found that David W. Conerly, a 46-year-old man from Holland, was driving in a 1997 Lexus when he allegedly slammed into the back of a 1998 Subaru Forester while attempting to change lanes. The Subaru, driven by 18-year-old Cheyanne E. Wilson, then lost control and veered off the highway about 50 feet before rolling into a swampy area that ran alongside the roadway, the news provider stated.

Witnesses and other passers-by stopped to help the crash victims before police Lieutenant David Keefe arrived on the scene to aid the motorists.

Both the driver and the passenger of the Subaru were pulled from the car and taken to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center-Lakeside for minor injuries sustained during the accident, according to the media outlet.

Just a few hours later, in Broomall, Pennsylvania, a trash truck overturned and caused an accident that sent five people to the hospital, the Marple Newton Patch reports.

According to the news source, Marple Township Police responded to the crash at 10:48 a.m., and found an Upper Darby city waste collection truck on its side, crushing a 2003 Honda Accord, which had pinned the driver and passenger inside the vehicle.

“The car had stopped at a stop sign coming down Marpit Drive, while the trash truck was coming down Reed Road and was turning right on Marpit Drive,” Lieutenant Frank Hannigan told the media outlet. “That’s when the crash occurred.”

Emergency crews worked for more than an hour to extricate the crash victims from the Honda, one of whom had to be airlifted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for serious injuries, while his wife was transported on the ground to Crozer-Chester Hospital.

Later, in Croydon, New Hampshire, a high-speed crash sent three people to the hospital in a wreck on Croydon Brook Road, WMUR 9 New Hampshire reports.

According to the news source, the accident occurred on Tuesday, July 26, when Michael Hasting, a 23-year-old Croydon man, was allegedly traveling too fast and hydroplaned his car, which caused him to crash into a utility pole.

Another car, driven by 19-year-old Megan Brown of Grantham, was following closely to Hastings’ car and was unable to swerve out of the way of the accident, causing her to slam into the at-rest car. The collision sent Hastings’ car into a resident’s front yard while Brown’s car slid into the garden of another neighbor, taking out two fences along the way, the media outlet stated.

Hastings and his passenger were taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

All crash investigations are ongoing.