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18-wheelers crash on I-495 in Marlborough

23 Jul

A multiple vehicle crash tied up traffic on I-495 southbound at the exit for I-290 early Monday afternoon. At least two semi-trucks, including one carrying Poland Springs bottled water were involved, along with four cars. Three lanes of traffic were blocked while state police and road crews attempted to clean up the mess. Traffic was reported to be backed up as far away as Bolton.

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Lifeflight called to scene of 3 car accident on I-495 in Franklin

31 Aug

Mass State Police troopers and Franklin firefighters responded to a 3 car motor vehicle accident on I-495 southbound near Route 140 just before 11:00 AM Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, they discovered a head-on collision. Initial investigation showed that a woman operating her vehicle on the northbound side crossed over the median, causing the accident. At least one person was trapped in their vehicle, and a UMass Lifeflight helicopter was requested. Lifeflight 1 landed on the highway and transported one injured person, a man in his 30’s who sustained life-threatening injuries, to UMass Hospital in Worcester. A second injured person was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by ground ambulance. Two more people with less serious injuries, and adult and a child, were transported to Milford Hospital.
MSP accident reconstruction teams remain on scene investigating the crash.