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Officials warn drivers after several highway crashes on Route 140 within minutes leave 6 patients treated



Photo courtesy of Lakeville Fire Department

Officials are warning the public of slippery driving conditions after several accidents took place within minutes of each other.

Lakeville Firefighters responded to 6 separate motor vehicle crashes in under 40 minutes. The crashes occurred when steady rain transitioned to snow, creating a slushy covering on local roads.

The first crash occurred at 11:47 a.m. this morning when a pickup truck went off the road in the area of 72 Precinct Street. While on the scene, calls for multiple crashes on both the north and southbound sides of Route 140 started to come in.

Despite having 4 firefighters on duty, a recall was required to cover the additional emergencies.

Car 2, Ambulance 3, Ambulance 2, Engine 1, and Engine 2 leapfrogged from scene to scene. A total of 6 patients were evaluated and treated, one requiring transport to the hospital.

Lakeville Fire Department reminds the community to be extra careful during the current tricky driving conditions.

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