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Two Car Accident Closes Down Route 9 - GFD - 03/21/2007


Car Collides With Town Highway Truck, Route 9 Closed

GOSHEN - Highland Ambulance personnel transported the driver of this Subaru Forrester to Cooley Dickinson Hospital this morning.  Reports from the scene indicate that the Subaru was traveling westbound on Route 9 in front of George Propane when it crossed the centerline and collided with the back end of a dump truck owned by the Town of Goshen.  Both vehicles ended up in the snow bank on the eastbound side of the road approximately 200 feet apart.  Damage to the vehicles was significant enough to require tow trucks from Cichy’s Garage in Williamsburg and Liebenow’s Garage in Cummington.  Tim Pease, Goshen Highway Superintendent, was behind the wheel of the town truck.

Members of the Goshen Fire and Goshen Police Departments coordinated efforts to re-direct traffic around the accident scene during the morning commute.  Route 9 was closed down for approximately one hour to protect personnel on scene when the rising sun made it difficult for eastbound traffic to see. 

Goshen firefighters discussing steps to secure the scene.

Goshen Fire Department personnel survey the scene while Highland Ambulance personnel work on the injured driver in the ambulance.

Highland Ambuland and Subaru Forrester

This is the view looking east towards George Propane (blue building on right through the trees) and Dresser's gas station on the corner of Routes 9 and 112.

Phil Judd and Brian Culver

Firefighter Phil Judd (kneeling on left) and Brian Culver work together to pry open the hood of this Subaru Forrester in order to disable the battery.

Goshen plow truck.

This is where the Town Dump / Plow truck ended up after being hit on the driver's side of the truck bed.  If you look closely, you can see the gray Subaru Forrester in the snow bank just above the yellow blade of the snow plow.

Damage to the rear axle of the dump truck.

A closer look at the damage to the rear axle of the Town truck.

Back end of Town dump truck.

A look at the back side of the Town truck.  The trees in the background are the border between George Propane and Route 9.

(March 21st, 2007)