Date: Thursday January 19, 2012
Location: Dresser Hill Road & Northwest Schoolhouse Road, Dudley
Particulars: Two vehicle operators narrowly escaped serious injury in Dudley Thursday morning, as a pick up truck collided with a Dudley Highway Department dump truck towing a wood chipper. The accident occurred at the intersection of Route 31 (Dresser Hill Rd.) and Northwest Schoolhouse Road at approximately 8:30 AM.
A Toyota Tacoma pick up truck was traveling east on NW Schoolhouse Road as it approached the intersection at Dresser Hill Road. Apparently, the driver of the pick up truck failed to stop at the intersection as the Dudley Highway dump truck, with an industrial wood chipper in tow, was proceeding through the intersection northbound on Dresser Hill Road.
The dump truck was hit broad-side and was spun 180 degrees, ending up facing south in the southbound lane. The wood chipper was up-ended and came to rest on its side, still attached to the dump truck. The pick up truck came to rest facing north in the southbound lane of Dresser Hill Road. Both vehicles were heavily damaged.
Dudley Police and Fire departments responded to the scene. The driver of the pick up truck was treated on scene for his injuries by Dudley paramedics and transported to the hospital for evaluation. The driver of the dump truck did not require medical aid. Dudley firefighters assisted Dudley Highway personnel in removing debris from the roadway.
The accident restricted travel on the road to one lane for about 45 minutes. The accident is currently being investigated by the Dudley Police Department.
- Tuesday, 24 January 2012
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