The Massachusetts State Police are investigating several serious/significant crashes that occurred this morning. Please see below.
CRASH INVOLVING BICYCLE, ROUTE 16 EVERETT
At 4:32 AM today (Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023) Massachusetts State Troopers and other emergency personnel responded to a crash involving an SUV and a bicycle on Route 16 west (Revere Beach Parkway) in Everett. The bicyclist, a 46-year-old Malden man, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. The operator of the 2007 Toyota RAV4, a 69-year-old Chelsea man, had no apparent injuries. The RAV4 was towed to a State Police facility for further investigation. All units were clear at 5:25 AM. The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by the State Police-Medford Barracks to determine if charges are warranted.
TRACTOR-TRAILER ROLLOVER, MASS PIKE AT 495 INTERCHANGE, HOPKINTON
At 9:15 AM today (Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023) Massachusetts State Troopers and other emergency personnel responded to a tractor-trailer rollover on Route 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) eastbound on the ramp at the Route 495 Interchange in Hopkinton. The truck was hauling trash, which spilled along the side of the roadway. The 2020 Western Star 4900SF cab is owned by Service Plus Disposal of Worcester. The operator, a 28-year-old Fitchburg man, was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with minor injuries. The truck was removed by a heavy-duty tow by 11:30 AM. The investigation into the crash is being conducted by the State Police-Charlton Barracks. We expect to issue a summons to the operator for motor vehicle offenses.
SERIOUS INJURY CRASH, ROUTE 495 CHELMSFORD, VEHICLE THROUGH MEDIAN TO OTHER SIDE
At 9:47 AM today (Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023) Massachusetts State Troopers and other emergency personnel responded to Route 495 north in Chelmsford for a motor vehicle crash with serious injuries. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2022 Volkswagen Taos sport utility vehicle was being operated southbound when, for reasons still under investigation, it crossed the median and entered the northbound lanes, where it struck a northbound 2006 BMW sedan.
The driver of the BMW, a 75-year-old Ayer man, was seriously injured and entrapped in his vehicle. Firefighters cut the roof off the vehicle to extricate him, and he was transported by medical helicopter to Lahey Hospital in Burlington. His passenger, a 75-year-old Ayer woman, was transported to an area hospital by ground ambulance. The driver of the Volkswagen, a 65-year-old Newburyport woman, suffered serious injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital.
The facts and circumstances of the crash, including why the Volkswagen crossed through the median, remains under investigation by the State Police-Concord Barracks, State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and State Police Crime Scene Services Section. All units were clear at 12:05 PM. The rescue response and subsequent crash investigation necessitated the closure of all northbound lanes at the Chelmsford Rest Area, and the temporary closure of southbound lanes at various times. The lane closures caused traffic northbound traffic to back up to Route 2 in Littleton and southbound traffic to Route 38 in Lowell.