Crash closes part of River Drive in Hadley, injures two

  • Police block off River Drive (Route 47) at Huntington Road in Hadley due to a car accident the morning of Aug. 22, 2019. STAFF PHOTO/ERIN K. O'NEILL

Staff Writer
Published: 8/22/2019 8:55:33 AM

HADLEY – A section of River Drive is closed off due to an early morning crash that split a telephone pole and sent two people to the hospital.

According to police, River Drive, also known as Route 47, will stay closed from Stockwell Road to Huntington Road until around 3 p.m.

Police said they got the call at 5:32 a.m. and responded to a crash approximately an eighth of a mile south of Stockwell Road on River Drive.

A woman driving an SUV struck the male driver of a trash truck as he was picking up trash, police said. The woman struck a telephone pole after and split it, police said. Eversource is currently on the scene making repairs.

The man was transported to Baystate Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, while the woman was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital with superficial injuries, police said.

The crash is currently under investigation.

Bera Dunau can be reached at bdunau@gazettenet.com.


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