Updated information from the Granby Police Department
On Friday August 17, 2012 at approximately 14:00 hours, the Granby Police Department received several E911 calls for a two car traffic accident with injuries in the area of 25 West State Street (RT202). When officers arrived on scene, they provided first aid to both operators until ambulance personal arrived on scene. Once ambulance personnel arrived, both operators were treated and transported to area hospitals. Granby Fire personnel were also dispatched to the scene to assist with the cleanup of the accident scene.
West State Street was shut down for approximately 1 hour by South Hadley Police, Granby Police and MA State Police, while the accident was under investigation. It was found that the operator of a 1998 Mercedes sedan was traveling west on RT 202, when it crossed the yellow center divider line striking a Ford F-250 pickup truck in the front driver side portion of the vehicle. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. Once the vehicles were towed from the scene and the roadway was reopened.
The Granby Police Department announced today that officers will be out in full force over the next few weeks in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization. The increased patrols have been funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Officer of Public Safety and Securities Highway Safety Division. The focus of the increased patrols is to combine extra traffic enforcement, provide public information, and community outreach to reduce motor vehicle-related fatalities, injuries and economic loss. The Granby Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy vacation and holiday season and reminds everyone to celebrate responsibly.