Marshfield: Collision with a fire department service truck sends 2 to the hospital

A Marshfield fire department service truck was responding to a medical emergency just before 9AM Friday morning when the truck suddenly collided with another vehicle.

According to Fire Chief Kevin Robinson, the truck was traveling on Webster Street with his emergency warning lights flashing, “The second vehicle involved in the accident took a left as the fire department vehicle was trying to overtake it. The operator of the fire department vehicle applied his brakes and pulled to the left and the driver never saw the fire department vehicle and continued to turn left in front of it.”

The driver of the second vehicle, a 37-year old Whitman man, and his 3-year old son sustained injuries and were taken to South Shore Hospital. Luckily, both were wearing seatbelts. “I guess the only good part about this is the fact that both the father and son were restrained and the vehicle had side airbags so it minimized the potential for injury and the actual injuries,” says Chief Robinson

The firefighter driving the service truck reported no injuries.

It is unknown at this time if the Whitman man will be charged. Marshfield police say the crash is still under investigation.

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About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.