Two seriously hurt in Leyden Road crash

GREENFIELD — A late-night crash on Leyden Road sent four people to the hospital Saturday after firefighters extricated two from the vehicle with the help of hydraulic rescue equipment, according to police and firefighters.

“It was a pretty significant rollover accident with entrapment,” said Lt. Todd Dodge of the Greenfield Police Department.

Dodge said the crash, around 11:35 p.m., involved a single vehicle with multiple occupants. Dodge said he was only aware of the driver, a Greenfield man, being taken to the hospital.

Greenfield Fire Chief Robert Strahan said the four occupants of the vehicle, a minivan, were taken to area hospitals, two with serious injuries.

Strahan said two of the minivan’s occupants were already out of the vehicle on the arrival of firefighters. The two remaining in the vehicle were seriously injured and had to be extricated from the wrecked vehicle with hydraulic tools.

Details including the names or conditions of those hurt in the accident were not available Sunday. Dodge said the accident report was not complete.

The two occupants who were seriously injured in the crash were taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfiled, the others to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Strahan said.

Emergency medical technicians, paramedics and ambulance crews from Colrain, Shelburne Falls, Brattleboro, Vt., and Northampton assisted at the scene in addition to Baystate Health Ambulance, Strahan said.

The vehicle rolled over rounding a bend in the road just north of Leyden Woods Lane, he said. The cause of the accident is under investigation with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.

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