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An accident at about 11 a.m. Thursday on Franklin Street in Westerly, near Midas and Warehouse Liquors, snarled traffic along the busy thoroughfare and nearby side streets for more than an hour during the busy pre-holiday, mid-day rush. According to police, a passenger car rear-ended a pickup truck, sending the truck over a curb and rolling over onto a pile of rocks. Both drivers were transported via ambulance to The Westerly Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The accident was cleared by 1 p.m. | Jill Connor / The Westerly Sun
A rollover on Franklin Street snarled late-morning traffic in Westerly on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Jill Connor / The Westerly Sun A rollover on Franklin Street snarled late-morning traffic in Westerly on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Jill Connor / The Westerly Sun Traffic was delayed and south bound traffic was diverted following a roll-over accident between a pick-up truck that was rear-ended by a Buick Enclave on Franklin Street across from Midas on Thursday. Emergency personnel direct traffic and investigate the scene after the drivers were both taken to the hospital for minor injuries.  Jill Connor / The Westerly Sun

Accident that snarled traffic on Franklin Street is cleared


An accident on Franklin Street in Westerly snarled traffic along the busy thoroughfare and nearby side streets for more than an hour during the busy pre-holiday mid-day rush.

According to Westerly Police, a passenger car rear-ended a pickup truck, and the force from the collision sent the truck over the curb and rolled it over onto a pile of rocks.

Both drivers were transported via ambulance to The Westerly Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The accident happened at about 11 a.m. in the area of Midas Mufflers and Warehouse Liquors, and traffic was backed up on neighborhood streets as well as Wells Street and East Avenue. Drivers coming up Wells Street were forced to detour left onto Franklin Street away from the accident and back toward Granite Street.

The accident was cleared by 1 p.m.

— Sun Staff Reports



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