3 hurt in chain-reaction crash on Watertown’s Arsenal Street

Arsenal Street crash
Arsenal Street crash(WWNY)
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 1:32 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A portion of Arsenal Street in Watertown was closed to traffic Friday after a chain-reaction crash involving three vehicles.

It happened near the North Country Family Health Center at around 1 p.m. Friday.

City police say the driver of a pickup truck, 43-year-old William Hardie of Watertown, appeared to suffer a seizure and struck the vehicle in front of him. The impact pushed that vehicle into a third.

According to police, Hardie was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital after suffering a cut to the head and a possible broken leg.

The person in the second vehicle was unhurt.

Police said two people in the third vehicle, 34-year-old Christopher Smith and 46-year-old Chantale Smith complained of rib and knee pain. They were taken to Watertown’s Samaritan Medical Center.

Arsenal Street was closed from Massey Street to Public Square for about two hours.