Saturday crash on Southampton Road sends one to hospital

WESTFIELD—An accident on Southampton Road Saturday morning resulted in the Westfield Fire Department helping to extricate a person from their vehicle, who was also transported to an area hospital.

Westfield Police received a report, first coming at 10:09 a.m., of a two-vehicle accident in the area of 918 Southampton Road Saturday morning. The report indicated that there was possible entrapment, as well as injury.

Two people were involved in the accident, each a driver in the vehicles involved.

Multiple units from the Westfield Fire Department, in addition to police, were requested to the scene of the accident.

According to the Westfield Fire Department, there was a driver from one of the vehicles “slightly entrapped” at the scene and required extrication from the vehicle. Personnel reportedly used hand tools to perform this.

Following the extrication, one person was transported to Baystate Medical Center via Westfield Fire ambulance and personnel. The other party involved in the accident signed a patient refusal, according to the police.

According to Westfield Police Capt. Michael McCabe, the accident reportedly occurred after one vehicle had turned left into oncoming traffic.

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