WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – A car drove over the median on East Main Street and crashed into a van Wednesday afternoon.
Westfield Fire Department reported that a two-car accident happened at around 12:43 p.m. in front of the McDonald’s on East Main Street, when a vehicle crossed the median and T-boned another vehicle.
Westfield Fire Deputy Chief Pat Kane, Jr., said that the woman who drove over the median had a medical emergency, which appeared to have caused her to crash into the other vehicle.
He also said that the quick work of witnesses helped to rescue the woman.
“Bystanders were able to break the windows and get to her to provide first aid,” Kane said, “opening her airway, making sure she was breathing good.”
Westfield Fire could not comment on what particular medical emergency the woman had, but witnesses at the scene told a Westfield News reporter who was there that the woman appeared to have been seizing.
Kane said that although the woman was initially unconscious, by the time she was being put into the ambulance for treatment and transport to a local hospital, she had become conscious.
Two people were taken to the hospital that were in the vehicle that was hit, as well. Patients were taken to Baystate and Mercy Medical Centers.