Seatbelts prevent injuries in Trask Parkway wreck

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The Burton Fire District responded to a motor vehicle collision in the early afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 14, that resulted in traffic delays but no injuries, thanks to the use of seatbelts.  

Just after 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Burton firefighters responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Trask Parkway near Parker Drive. Initial reports were that a vehicle had rolled over. Due to previous collisions in the Gray’s Hill area of Seabrook over the past few weeks that have resulted in deaths and serious injuries, Burton fire crews prepared for the worst.  

Firefighters arrived to find a Jeep SUV lying on its side in the tree line, and a damaged Toyota Camry. All occupants were out of their vehicles when firefighters arrived.  All of the occupants were wearing seatbelts and no injuries were reported.  One north bound lane and one south bound lane of Trask Parkway were blocked for about 30 minutes while emergency crews assisted the injured and removed roadway hazards.  

The Burton Fire District has responded to approximately 200 motor vehicle collisions in 2018, more than 60 of which have occurred on Trask Parkway. 

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