DUDLEY — Three area residents were transported to a Worcester hospital after a two-car accident at approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Police said the accident, which occurred near the intersection of Oxford Avenue and Cemetery Drive, was likely caused when a gray 1994 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound and allegedly crossed the center line and collided with a 2005 Ford Taurus, which was heading north. Local police and fire departments were dispatched to the scene, where police reported the two vehicles had suffered “extensive damage” and were off the roadway and on the front lawn of 187 Oxford Avenue. Police said a utility pole was also damaged.
The Suburban was driven by Robert Landry, a 29-year-old Dudley man, police said. Authorities described Landry’s injuries as “serious but non-life threatening.” The Taurus was driven by Timothy Ouimette, a 21-year-old man from Cherry Valley. Ouimette had a passenger, Melissa Dailing, 22, of North Brookfield. Both Ouimette and Dailing suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to police. All three parties were later transported to UMass Hospital in Worcester, officials said.
Members of the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Accident Reconstruction unit were called in to assist with the investigation. The cause is under investigation at this time and no further information in available at this point, police said, including the current conditions of those injured. First responders from Oxford and Webster also reported to the scene of the accident. Dudley Police Officers Keith Remillard, Phil Megas, and Ryan Daniels are investigating the accident.