Head-On Collision Ties Up Traffic On Route 111

Both drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

A Ford Expedition and Cadillac sedan were involved in a head-on collision on Route 111, between Big Y and the Goodwill store, at 9:45 Sunday night. Monroe Fire Department Spokesman Kevin Catalano said the Cadillac was spun around from the impact and landed off the road and into a utility pole, adding it had been raining lightly at the time of the crash.

Catalano said both drivers were treated at the scene by Monroe EMS personnel and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Neither had passengers, he added.

"One man had facial injuries and back and leg pain," Catalano said. "The other man had possible back and neck injuries."

Police officers closed Route 111 to traffic for about an hour — between Route 110 and Cross Hill Road, according to Catalano.

RON BURGANDY September 11, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Why is a fireman being interviewed about all these accidents? Would you interview a cop at the scene of a fire? Makes no sense...
Walt September 11, 2012 at 12:18 PM
No, I'd ask a cop where the best donuts are and the most inconspicuous place to park.
John September 11, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Because the firemen have a much more important role when it comes to auto accidents. You never see a cop pulling a jaws of life out of his trunk at an accident scene. The cops may determine the cause of the accident, but they get all their info from the firemen to make that decision.
RON BURGANDY September 11, 2012 at 06:35 PM
So, John, you mean to tell me that the police get information in regards to the accident scene (i.e.- skid/yaw marks, impact directions, speed estimates, point(s) of impact) from the firemen? Interesting. And as far as injury, do they also get that from the firemen? I believe that the police in Monroe are medically trained, and the firemen are not (as a rule, obviously there are exceptions). But I can see your point, using the jaws of life qualifies you to make statements to the media about accidents, their cause, and possible injuries..... (John- that last part was sarcasm. Something about your well-formed theory makes me feel like I should point that out.)


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