Westfield 5-Vehicle Crash on Monday, Involving MDOT Plow
No one was seriously hurt when a collision between a car and an MDOT snowplow sparked a five-vehicle accident on Route 1 in Westfield.
State Police say it was around 6:30 Monday morning, when a sedan and MDOT plow truck met on a curve, traveling in opposite directions. The Nissan sedan, driven by Dylan Noland of Linneus, clipped the front plow of the DOT truck, which was driven by Troy Doody. The sedan spun around and struck a Honda sedan, operated by Janet Grivois of Grand Isle, that was traveling behind the plow truck.
The initial crash ripped the plow off the front of the truck, causing it to strike a Toyota sedan, driven by Michael Smith of Etna, who was traveling behind the Nissan. The Toyota lost control, spinning across the southbound lane and hitting the guardrail. After it bounced off the guardrail, it hit the right rear corner of a 4-axle Pepsi tractor trailer, that was headed south.
Noland and Grivois were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The Pepsi and plow trucks were able to be driven from the scene, while the other 3 vehicles had to be towed.