UPDATED: Serious Crash on 495 South, Lifeflight Inbound

Scanner traffic reports that a serious multi-vehicle crash has occurred on I-495 South.

Around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, police scanner traffic reported a major crash in Marlborough involving a tractor-trailer truck and two other vehicles in the vicinity of I-495 southbound north of exit 25 (I-290). 

The Massachusetts State Police, along with local rescue crews are on the scene. 

"The facts and circumstances of the crash, as well as the sequence of events, remain under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section," said a release. 

The three vehicles involved in the crash are a Freightliner tractor hauling a Grumman trailer, a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle and a Ford pickup truck, said police.

Serious injuries have been initially reported, and a Lifeflight helicopter transported one operator to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center with potential serious injuries. All lanes of traffic on I-495 southbound were closed to accommodate the landing of the helicopter; there is no word as to whether or not any lanes have reopened. 

Check back with Marlborough Patch for details as this story develops.  


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Josh Gray July 06, 2011 at 02:55 AM
There was a mv accident at 6:08 p.m. in the area of 73 Bolton. I will get details from police.
John Ryan July 06, 2011 at 11:31 AM
That section of 495 is notorious for these kind of accidents. Either traffic is merging right to get on 290 or they try to cut left to avoid the merging traffic. I would suggest better signage and a traffic study. I wonder what the number of accidents has been in that one location over the past two years?
wheelz July 06, 2011 at 03:57 PM
Yes Josh, That is the accident I am inquiring about. I just happened to be out for a walk and stumbled upon it. It looked horrific, I had heard the victim/driver was pretty young, early 20's maybe? Thanks!d
Josh Gray July 06, 2011 at 07:17 PM
The driver in bolton st. accident was a 62 year old Marlborough resident. Story to come.
Cristy Dichmann July 06, 2011 at 11:51 PM
John, I think that is a good suggestion regarding a traffic study. Whatever can be done to save lives/reduce injuries. I hadn't heard about the fatal accident either. How awful.


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