Paul A. Nikas, Chief of Police
15 Elm St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
For Immediate Release
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Ipswich Police Investigating Crash that Injured Two Drivers
IPSWICH – Chief Paul Nikas reports that the Ipswich Police Department is investigating a crash where a pickup truck collided with a sedan early Saturday morning, leaving both drivers with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
At approximately 1:19 a.m., Ipswich Police responded to a report of a crash at 187 Linebrook Road.
Upon arrival, officers found a silver Chevrolet sedan with heavy front-end damage that was facing sideways in the middle of the road. A Ford F-250 pickup truck was overturned onto its roof, off the side of the road in the woods. The truck’s wheel axles were destroyed and the passenger cabin was nearly flattened.
Inside the truck, a 28-year-old New Hampshire man that was driving was trapped. The man was conscious and alert and was able to answer questions for officers.
A short time later, the Ipswich Fire Department and Action Ambulance Service arrived on scene and began working to the free the man from the pickup truck.
It took firefighters about an hour to free the man and pull him safely from the vehicle.
The silver Chevrolet was being driven by a 28-year-old Ipswich man. The man was out of the car when officers arrived and spoke to them.
Both drivers were taken to Beverly Hospital and treated for their injuries. Their vehicles were towed from the scene.
A preliminary investigation shows that the truck driver appears to have veered across the traffic line and struck the car head-on. The crash remains under investigation and and as of Saturday at noon, no charges or citations had been filed.
“I want to commend the police and fire personnel who worked for nearly two hours in frigid cold temperatures to extract the trapped driver and then work the investigation,” Chief Nikas said. “They did an amazing job in bad weather conditions, which ensured that the trapped driver did not suffer any frostbite. He was treated for hypothermia due to extended exposure to the cold during the extraction. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.”