One hurt in Amherst four-vehicle crash

Detective Michael Forcum said the driver of the oil truck, who was not injured, is expected to be issued a citation for failure to use care in stopping after he hit one vehicle from behind at 3:41 p.m., pushing it into the other vehicles.

The unidentified driver of the vehicle hit by the oil truck, who complained of neck pain, was taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment, Forcum said.

Damage to the vehicles was minor and there was no oil leaking from the truck, Forcum said.

A vehicle was hit from the rear at 7:40 a.m. Friday on South Pleasant Street in front of the Merchants’ Row block. The unidentified driver whose vehicle was hit complained of soreness to the neck, but refused medical attention, Forcum said.

Both vehicles left the scene under their own power, he said.

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