Massachusetts State Police Media Release –12272017 – State Police Investigate Serious Injury Crash in Littleton
This afternoon at approximately 2:40 p.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Concord responded to reports of tractor-trailer rollover crash, with the trailer coming to rest on top of another vehicle on Interstate 495 southbound prior to exit 31 in Littleton.
Upon arrival, Trooper Giuseppe Ciampa discovered a tractor-trailer carrying home heating oil, was laying on its side, off to the right side of the highway, with the rear portion of the trailer on top of a 2014 Ford Focus, trapping the Ford’s driver inside.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the Ford Focus was changing lanes and collided with the tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer driver attempted to brake and avoid collision with the Ford, however, both vehicles then exited the roadway, with the trailer rolling and then coming to rest on top of the Ford.
The driver of the Ford, a 41-year-old man from Salisbury was initially entrapped, and subsequently extricated and transported by medical helicopter to UMass Memorial in Worcester with serious, life-threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 52-year-old man from Gardner, was transported by Littleton Fire Department also to UMass Memorial in Worcester with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
All lanes southbound were initially closed, with the left lane being opened at approximately 4:26 p.m. The scene is still active with the one travel lane currently open.
The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Concord Barracks. Troop A Headquarters, State Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Section (CMVES), State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Littleton Fire Department, Westford Fire Department, Ayer Fire Department, Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) all assisted on scene.No further information is currently available. Please do not contact the barracks directly.