Wareham plow truck crash sends 3 people to the hospital
A pre-dawn crash involving a plow truck on a slick road in Wareham sent three people, including a pregnant woman, to a local hospital Monday, an official said.
The crash occurred shortly before 4 a.m. on Route 25 eastbound, near a Massachusetts Department of Transportation highway barn, said Wareham Fire Captain Courtney DeBlois.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a Chevrolet Silverado pickup crashed into a plow truck, according to DeBlois. There were three people in the pickup, including a woman who was 35 weeks pregnant and two men, at the time of the crash. All three were taken to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with injuries considered to be non-life threatening, said DeBlois.
First responders used the Jaws of Life to pry open one of the pickup trucks doors and extricate the passengers, he said.
DeBlois said roads made slick by the snow that blanketed the region overnight may have contributed to the crash.
The plow truck driver was not injured, said DeBlois.
A MassDOT spokeswoman confirmed that the plow truck was being used by one of the agency’s contractors. State Police are investigating, according to the spokeswoman.
Messages left with State Police were not immediately returned on Monday.