Dump truck removed from I-91 median; driver hospitalized

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) –  The driver of a dump truck that went over the median guard rail on I-91 in downtown Springfield has been taken to the hospital.

Traffic is now moving again on I-91 in both directions, after the stuck truck was taken off the median near Exit 8 and hauled away.

State Police Sgt. Alan Joubert told 22News that the driver had been heading northbound when the crash happened, but had ended up facing southbound by the time it got stuck on the guardrail.

The driver was taken to Baystate Medical Center and is expected to survive, though Sgt. Joubert said that it isn’t clear whether his condition was as a result of the crash or something that happened beforehand. He said the driver was walking around following the crash but later collapsed.

The southbound side of the highway had been shut down for a short time after the accident. Later, one lane each on the northbound and southbound side had one lane closed as cranes were brought in to get the truck out.

I-91 dump truckTraffic had been backed up almost to the Chicopee line on the southbound side, and as far back as the South End on the northbound side of the highway.

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