Driver escapes Whately rollover uninjured

  • The Whately Fire and Police departments, South County EMS and State Police responded to a rollover at approximately 7 a.m. on Haydenville Road Tuesday morning. The woman in the vehicle escaped unharmed. Courtesy Photo/Whately Police Department

Staff Writer
Published: 1/25/2022 4:54:09 PM
Modified: 1/25/2022 4:52:55 PM

WHATELY — A woman escaped a rollover accident unscathed just a few hundred yards short of the Williamsburg town line on Haydenville Road early Tuesday morning.

First responders from the Whately Fire and Police departments, South County EMS and Massachusetts State Police all responded to the call, which came in just after 7 a.m., according to Whately Fire Chief John Hannum.

Upon arriving on scene, Hannum said first responders found the woman standing outside of her car, which was on its roof approximately “300 to 400 yards” short of the Williamsburg town line.

“I’m guessing it was more speed than ice, but could have been a combination of both,” Hannum said.

Hannum said the woman “refused treatment from the ambulance” and a tow truck was called for her car. There were no passengers.

On mornings with slick road conditions, Hannum said it is best to drive carefully.

“People should slow down a little when there’s bad road conditions,” he said.

Chris Larabee can be reached at or 413-930-4081.


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