Trio of crashes sends three drivers to hospital

Published 5:49 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to three separate wrecks that affected the afternoon commute on Wednesday.

The first crash happened at 3:06 p.m. in the 4100 block of Pruden Boulevard/Route 460 westbound. Preliminary investigation found that a tractor-trailer was rear-ended by a dump truck. The dump truck then went off the roadway and ended up in a field. Both drivers received emergency medical assessment, but no one required medical transport. Lanes of travel were initially closed following the accident; however, all lanes are now open.

Another crash was reported at 3:22 p.m. in the 5400 block of Godwin Boulevard/Route 10. Preliminary investigation found that a head-on collision occurred involving a Jeep and Ford SUV. Both drivers received emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel and were taken to a local hospital for further treatment, with one driver sustaining injuries considered to be serious, and the other driver sustaining minor injuries.

Another crash was reported at 4:03 p.m. in the 4600 block of Godwin Boulevard/Route 10 northbound. Preliminary investigation found that a rear-end collision involving a passenger vehicle and pick-up truck occurred. One driver received emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel and was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening. The affected roadways in this area reopened after the involved vehicles were towed from the scenes.

Investigations into each of these accidents remain ongoing at this time.