Driver Trapped In Car After Collision With Truck

WESTFORD (CBS) – A driver was saved by firefighters after he ended up trapped in his car following a frightening crash in Westford.

westford1 Driver Trapped In Car After Collision With Truck

The crash shut down part of Route 110 Friday. (WBZ-TV)

Witnesses told WBZ-TV it appears the Toyota crossed in front of a dump truck on Route 110 late Friday morning, taking out a utility pole and leaving the front of the car pinned underneath the truck.

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(Photo credit: David Robichaud – WBZ-TV)

The Toyota driver could not get out because of the extensive damage to his car.

Jim Kemos, who works at nearby Boch Honda, saw the whole thing

“He just wanted to get out of the car, he was fearful, he was shook up and he just wanted to get out of the car,” said Kemos.

It took firefighters about an hour to tear it apart before they could free him and get him to an ambulance.

“The extrication process was a little bit long because of two reasons,” said Westford Fire Lt. Donald Parsons. “The power needed to be shut off first before the crews could actually touch the patient, and then second just because of the weight of the truck actually crushed up against the car made it difficult to get to the patient.”

The fire department said his injuries are “non-life-threatening.”

westford Driver Trapped In Car After Collision With Truck

(Photo credit: David Robichaud – WBZ-TV)

The truck is owned by Onyx Trans Inc., a shipping company in Acton.

The driver of the truck told his boss the car inexplicably turned into his path. “He just blatantly pulled right in front of him,” said John Durkin of Onyx. “There was no time to stop just locked up the brakes and that was it.”

The road was shut down in both directions after the collision. The crash remains under investigation by State Police.

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