Pickup rolls onto its side on Windy Gates

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Chilmark police, fire, and EMS responded to a single vehicle crash on Windy Gates in Chilmark on Monday. — Rich Saltzberg

A Toyota pickup truck rolled off a dirt road onto its side in Chilmark midday Monday, prompting a fire rescue and EMS response. The accident happened down Windy Gates, a private road off State Road. No one was injured, according to Chilmark Fire Chief David Norton. 

Chilmark Police Chief Jonathan Klaren said no citations were issued for the accident because it occurred on private property. Had the accident occurred on a public road, he said, citations might have been warranted. Chief Klaren did not give a cause for the accident, but he did note that the road was basically a raised embankment, and if two wheels of a vehicle slip off it, it would be hard to keep the rest of a vehicle from tumbling off completely.

The name of the driver was withheld.