Serving Cape Cod and the Surrounding Areas

Truck hits snowbank, causes crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Winter weather led to a Framingham crash that took place on Feb. 20 on the Massachusetts Turnpike. The turnpike was closed after the accident, which involved a snowbank and tractor-trailer. The initial collision took place at around 6:05 a.m., when the tractor-trailer ran into a snowbank in the eastbound lane of the turnpike. This led to three other vehicles crashing as the collision sent debris and snow into the roadway. According to reports, three people went to the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham after suffering injuries. This includes the 40-year-old male driver of a Nissan 200SX and a 30-year-old passenger in his vehicle. A 29-year-old woman from Uxbridge was also taken to the hospital. The 46-year-old male driver of the tractor-trailer, from Bristol, Connecticut, was pulling tandem trailers when the wreck took place. This driver, along with those who were driving the other involved vehicles, was not hurt. A Massachusetts State Police representative said that the roadway was reopened by 7:30 a.m. in accordance with the department’s quick clearance policy, which aims to reopen roads quickly during busy times. Weather conditions can make driving more dangerous, but a motorist is expected to use caution and change their driving habits accordingly so that he or she is safely navigating the roadways during inclement weather. A driver might still be held responsible for a victim’s injuries after a car accident if he or she did not take the appropriate precautions. Source: MetroWest Daily News, “Tractor trailer crash snarls Pike traffic“, Norman Miller, Feb. 21, 2015

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!