LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — Two people are in the hospital following a two-car accident in Longmeadow this morning on Shaker Road.
It happened around 10:00 a.m. today. The Longmeadow Police and Fire Department along with the Enfield Fire Department all responded to the scene.
Our crew spoke with a Longmeadow Police Captain who told us that two cars were traveling down Shaker Road, one behind the other. According to the captain, the first car was estimated to be going the speed limit at 35 mph, but the second car was traveling faster at 55 mph and ended up hitting the first car. It then rolled over a guardrail and ended up down an embankment, flipped over.
Police say the driver of the first car was not seriously injured and pulled over shortly thereafter.
The two occupants in the second vehicle were trapped and firefighters rescued them using the Jaws of Life. Both were then taken by ambulance to a local hospital with unknown injuries. Police report they were conscious when they were pulled out of the rolled over car.
“Let’s put it this way. We were very pleased to see that the injuries were limited at this point. They narrowly missed striking a large rock, a large boulder, which would have caused extensive injuries. So it is truly a Christmas type present they received this morning,” said Captain John Stankiewicz
At this time the incident remains under investigation.
Shaker Road was closed for a while while crews worked to clear the scene. It has since been re-opened.
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