Three injured in Rindge Route 119 crash Thursday morning

  • Three people were injured in a two-car crash on Route 119 on Thursday morning. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Three people were injured in a two-car crash on Route 119 on Thursday morning. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Three people were injured in a two-car crash on Route 119 on Thursday morning. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Three people were injured in a two-car crash on Route 119 on Thursday morning. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Three people were injured in a two-car crash on Route 119 on Thursday morning. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 4/22/2021 12:05:54 PM

Three people were injured, with one flown from the scene by medical helicopter, after a two-car crash on Route 119 in Rindge on Thursday morning.

Rindge Police Sargent Rachel Malynowski said on the scene the initial investigation indicates that a Chevrolet Tahoe was driving west on Route 119 at about 8:45 a.m., and had slowed to make a left-hand turn onto East Monomonac Road.

Behind the Tahoe, a Honda CRV, containing an adult male driver and a juvenile passenger, was also traveling west, and collided with the back of the Tahoe head-on.

“There’s no indication why at this time, but it doesn’t appear the vehicle made any attempt to go around or break,” Malynowski said.

The driver of the Tahoe was identified on scene as Caiyan Shivo of Winchendon, by her husband Jake Shivo, who responded to the scene after the crash.

“She was stopped in the road, waiting for traffic to pass so she could turn. She was at a standstill in the westbound lane when the car went right into her. And there are no tire marks,” Jake Shivo said.

Caiyan Shivo was taken by ambulance to Heywood Hospital in Massachusetts.

When fire and police crews arrive, Shivo’s vehicle had been pushed along the roadway, and had major damage to the back end of the vehicle. The Honda CRV had left the right side of the roadway, and gone down a steep embankment and partially into the wooded area at the bottom.

Rindge Fire Captain Casey Burrage said the juvenile passenger of the vehicle was ambulatory and able to exit the vehicle when crews arrived, but the driver of the Honda was entrapped in the vehicle. Crews called for assistance from the Jaffrey and Winchendon Fire Departments to extract the driver, and removed both doors and the separating bar from the driver’s side of the Honda to remove the driver.

The driver of the Honda was conscious but had “significant” injuries, Burrage said.

A medical helicopter was landed on Route 119, only a few hundred feet from the crash site, to transport the driver of the Honda for medical treatment. The juvenile in the Honda was also transported to the hospital for medical treatment by ambulance.

Route 119 was closed for more than an hour while crews cleared the scene. Crews from Jaffrey, Ashby and Winchendon and the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance assisted at the scene.

 

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.


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