Two hospitalized after lorry plunged into River Eel in Plymouth

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“Maybe it’s time for the state to look at the speed limit on the road; many people think it’s too fast.

Officials say two people were hospitalized on Monday after the van they were traveling in crashed through a guardrail and plunged into Plymouth’s River Eel.

The crash happened around 8:45 p.m. on Route 3A near Long Beach, Plymouth Fire Chief Neil Foley said in a statement obtained by The Boston Globe. The two people inside the truck were taken to Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth.

“No environmental hazards were observed as a result of the accident,” Foley said.

A Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesperson told the World the scene was cleared around 2:45 a.m., with crews securing the deck.

Mike Fortini, who lives in the area, said WCVB drivers often speed on the road.

“It’s amazing,” he said. “Some mornings people are tearing up. There are solid lines out there, and you’re supposed to watch the solid lines, but people are crashing out there at well over 40 mph, that’s for sure.

Paula Harris, who also lives nearby, shared similar concerns about speeding.

“Living on the street, several telephone poles were swept away by cars,” she told WHDH. “Maybe it’s time for the state to look at the speed limit on the road; many people think it’s too fast.

It’s unclear if speed was a factor in Monday’s crash.

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