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Head-on crash in Hadley causes injuries

  • A head-on collision occurred shortly after 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Hadley. —Hadley Police Department

  • Four people were taken to hospital Thursday morning following this head-on collision on River Drive in Hadley. HADLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • A head-on collision occurred shortly after 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Hadley. —Hadley Police Department



Saturday, September 16, 2017

HADLEY — Four people were injured in a head-on collision on River Drive shortly after 7 a.m. Sept. 7.

The crash between a pick-up truck and a Toyota Matrix occurred near 349 River Drive, according to Hadley Police dispatcher Lauren Triggs. River Drive was temporarily shut down at Shattuck Road.

“It was a bad accident,” said Detective Jesse Green, noting that the injuries did not seem too serious at the scene.

Six people were involved, four in a Ford F-150 and two in the Matrix, Green reported. Two of the occupants of each vehicle, four in total, were taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Green said.

River Drive has a slight S-curve where the crash occurred.

“We have two witnesses saying the Toyota Matrix, which was southbound, crossed over the yellow line and collided with the truck, which was northbound,” Green said.

He added that the driver of the Matrix may have failed to negotiate the road’s curve.

The accident is under investigation and charges are possible, Green said.