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Three accidents, but no injuries.

Byline: Jan Gottesman

BOLTON -- Three accidents in 12 minutes, involving six vehicles, resulted in no injuries Tuesday.

Two of the accidents involved black ice, Police Chief Vincent Alfano said.

The first was a four-car accident at 7:34 a.m., at the Route 495 interchange off Main Street. Alfano said the cause was "driver-related.''

At 7:43 a.m., police got a call about a car that skid on black ice and hit a tree on Hudson Road; one person was evaluated by the ambulance crew, but not transported.

In a "miraculous'' outcome, the third call for a crash came in at 7:46 a.m., Alfano said.

A woman driving a 2004 Ford Explorer hit black ice on Still River Road, heading toward Bolton Orchards, Alfano said. The vehicle "hit a sand mound on the side of the road, bounced off and went down a small embankment. Miraculously, it went into a field where the grass was tall and wet, almost spongy. The vehicle rolls and landed upright,'' the chief said.

There were four young children in the vehicle, all belted in and in car seats. Alfano said both the Bolton and Clinton ambulances responded, evaluating all five occupants, but there were no injuries.

"They were transported home by friends,'' Alfano said. The vehicle missed woods on either side of the road by no more than 30 feet, the chief said, avoiding a worse outcome. "I can't say enough about the value of car seats.''
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Author:Gottesman, Jan
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Apr 4, 2014
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