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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dangerous Duty: MA Tow Truck Driver Survives Head-On Crash

Thankfully, the 26-year-old driver from Express Towing was not killed in this crash. Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of the driver who crashed into him. Here's the story from www.wickedlocal.com:

Cohasset police said a 51-year-old Scituate man, who was headed south on Route 3A in a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck toward Scituate, crossed over the centerline near Sanctuary Pond Road between lower King and Sohier streets at 6:02 p.m. and hit a wrecker that was headed north.

The accident claimed the life of the Scituate man, who was transported to South Shore Hospital by Cohasset ambulance. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital, police said. Police said it appears he died of multiple traumatic injuries sustained in the crash; he was not wearing a seatbelt.

His name has not been released pending notification of his family.

The man driving the 2008 Super-Duty wrecker out of Express Towing in Braintree was a 26-year-old Hull man who was transported to the hospital by Hull ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Witnesses said the Silverado pickup crossed over the centerline and hit the wrecker head-on, causing major impact.

The force of the collison impacted a third vehicle, a 2007 Nissan Murano, operated by a 27-year-old Scituate man, police said. The operator was not injuired; the car had to be towed, police said.

Route 3A traffic was diverted at lower King and Sohier streets for three hours. The State Police Accident Reconstruction Team helped Cohasset police with their investigation.

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