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Accident on Route 50

by ARLnow.com May 17, 2011 at 10:50 am 2,774 5 Comments

(Update at 12:20 p.m.) An SUV ran off the road and crashed through an iron fence near the intersection of S. Manchester Street and Route 50 just after 10:30 this morning.

Firefighters had to rescue the driver of the SUV, who was trapped in the vehicle after the wreck. The driver was brought to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

So far there’s no official word on what caused the accident. Tire tracks suggest the SUV and a tractor trailer somehow ran off of eastbound Route 50 and onto a parallel side street. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured and the truck appeared largely undamaged. The scene has since been cleared.

  • CW

    A car accident story without pictures is like a meal without bacon…it just doesn’t work.

  • Stoneridge

    The payback for virtual rubbernecking can be a beast. I hope everyone is okay.

    • CW

      Yet you stopped to look as well?

  • PhilL

    Scary. You go off 50 there and the hill is falling away from the road, the grass is slick from the rain. No way your brakes are going to help. I’m sure that was a wild ride.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      I don’t live too far from that intersection and traffic barrels down Rt. 50 both ways in that area like bats out of hell. I hope the injured make a full recovery.

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