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Police Log: Head-on Collision

The Westwood Police Department provided the following information.

Monday, Jan. 28

6:07 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of vandalism on University Avenue involving a car with damaged tires. 

7:03 a.m.: A caller reported two deceased deer in the roadway on Lowder Brook Drive. Officers were unable to locate the animals. 

11:13 a.m.: Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on East Street in which a  car struck a curb causing it to swerve into oncoming traffic and strike another vehicle head-on. Ambulances transported drivers and passengers from both cars to the hospital. 

Cobber February 05, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Regarding the head-on collision on East Street, I wonder if this was really at the East Street bridge? There are only two places on East Street where there is any curbing: the Route 1 overpass (a nice wide area) and the East Street bridge (a narrow, unsafe area). Are the Police being told to not report East Street bridge accidents as being at the bridge and instead just report the road only? After all, we wouldn't want to highlight the Selectmen's Office inaction on that, would we? Just wondering!
KAS February 05, 2013 at 05:35 PM
Is that where the strange traffic light situation is? I have only been in the town for a short time but have seen several almost accidents there when cars thought they had a green light because of one light but it was actually red. Very poor traffic flow design! It needs to be fixed.
Greg Gliomach February 05, 2013 at 09:21 PM
KAS, you may be thinking of the lights at the railroad bridge by Washington Street, Clapboardtree Street, Upland Road (a portion of Rt. 1A) and Everett Street.

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