Two Women Injured in Head-On Crash in Franklin, MA
Two women drivers were hurt in a head-on collision in Franklin, MA, police said. A Toyota Solara heading northbound on Route 140 near Franklin Village Shopping Center crossed over the median, knocked over multiple road signs, and then slammed front-first into a Saturn Ion traveling in the southbound lane, police said. Dispatchers received numerous 911 calls at 8:33 pm reporting the two-vehicle accident, according to the Franklin police log.
Firefighters who arrived at the accident scene used hydraulic rescue tools to free the 47-year-old Bellingham woman from the Toyota. A medical rescue helicopter brought her to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, said Franklin Fire Chief Gary McCarraher. "She had an underlying medical (condition), which we think may have had something to do with the cause (of the accident), but it’s still under investigation," McCarraher said. He added that her injuries were “severe.”
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, a Saturn Ion, was able to climb out of her car without help. An ambulance brought her to Milford Regional Medical Center, and she has since been released, said McCarraher. "She was really lucky. She was walking around on scene for a little bit before we arrived," McCarraher said. "We had her sit down, and she complained of some injuries."
Officials closed the southbound lane of Route 140, where the accident occurred, while police and firefighters removed car fluid and debris from the roadway and Franklin Police Officer Richard Grover performed accident reconstruction. A tow truck removed both vehicles.
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Source: Two hurt in head-on crash in Franklin, www.milforddailynews.com, January 19, 2013.