The Monson Police Department began receiving multiple calls just before 4:30 p.m. for a motor vehicle accident on Stafford Road.
Police Chief Stephen Kozloski told ABC40 in a press release Monday night that they along with the Monson Fire Department and ambulance first-responders all went to the scene.
Once there, emergency personnel rescued 54-year-old, Michael Allen of Belchertown from his overturned 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup truck using the Jaws of Life. He was then transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where he’s currently listed as being in fair condition.
69-year-old, Martha Nulph of Monson who was the driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash was also taken to the hospital. She was driving a 2006 Hyundai Elantra and was taken by ambulance to Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer. The extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.
Chief Kozloski says, “Both vehicles had been traveling northbound on Stafford Road approaching Pineview Drive when Nulph slowed and began to make a left turn onto Pineview Drive. Allen had just passed another vehicle traveling directly behind Nulph and was in the process of passing Nulph’s vehicle when (the) collision occurred. Allen lost control of his vehicle, struck a guardrail and then overturned onto a set of New England Central Railroad tracks.”
Police say Stafford Road was closed and rail traffic was suspended for around 2 hours Monday until the vehicles could be removed from the scene.
No word yet if either of the drivers will be cited.
The Monson Police Department continues to investigate this crash.