Massachusetts State Police were called to the scene of a serious crash on Tuesday morning along Route 2 East in Westminster. The accident involved a 2004 Toyota Camry and a Peterbilt dump truck with a plow attachment.
Preliminary investigations suggest that the 20-year-old driver of the Camry, a resident of Gardner, collided with the rear of the dump truck. The impact was severe, resulting in serious injuries to the Camry driver. Emergency responders transported him to Heywood Hospital in Gardner by ambulance, and he was later transferred to UMass Medical Center in Worcester via helicopter for further treatment.
Fortunately, the driver of the privately-owned plow, a 30-year-old from Leominster, escaped the crash unharmed. It is unclear at this time what caused the accident, but initial findings indicate that factors such as the speed of the Camry and road and weather conditions may have played a role. The investigation is ongoing to determine the exact cause of the collision.
The location of the incident, Westminster, is a town in Massachusetts known for its picturesque landscapes and historic charm. Situated in Worcester County, Westminster is home to approximately 7,400 residents. With its close-knit community and scenic surroundings, accidents like these are uncommon in this peaceful town.
As authorities continue their investigation, it serves as a reminder for all drivers to exercise caution on the roads, especially during inclement weather conditions. It is crucial to adhere to speed limits and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, ensuring the safety of oneself and others.
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