Man airlifted to Springfield following Ashfield crash

  • The Ashfield Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on Norton Hill Road Tuesday night. The Goshen Fire Department responded to the Ashfield Highway Garage to set up a landing zone for a Life Star helicopter to airlift the driver to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. GOSHEN FIRE DEPARTMENT

Staff Writer
Published: 2/2/2022 2:54:19 PM

ASHFIELD — A crash on Norton Hill Road Tuesday night remains under investigation after a man was flown to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with life-threatening injuries.

Fire Chief Kyle Walker said his department was dispatched to Norton Hill Road at approximately 8:07 p.m. after State Police discovered a pickup truck off the side of the road, with the driver suffering serious injuries.

“It was into the snow on the side of the road … somewhere in the area about 100 yards up of Main Street,” Walker said. “It’s unclear what happened to the one male party that was involved.”

When first responders arrived, Walker said the driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was out of the truck but his injuries were severe, “which was the reason that our personnel on scene requested the helicopter.”

Life Star flew to a landing zone at the Ashfield Highway Garage and the man was flown to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

Walker said the crash remains under investigation by State Police. Highland Ambulance responded, as did the Goshen Fire Department, which responded after an evening doing ice rescue training on Hammond Pond and helped prepare the landing site for the flight.

Reporter Bera Dunau contributed reporting to this story.

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