Person sustains fatal injuries in 2-vehicle crash on Interstate 93 in Massachusetts that knocked over a light pole and closed a freeway ramp
One person suffered fatal injuries Tuesday night in an accident on Interstate 93 in Massachusetts that knocked over a light pole and closed a ramp on the freeway, authorities said.
Massachusetts State Police soldiers responded at around 9.45 p.m. to the serious accident in the southbound lanes of I-93 near Exit 37A on the Reading and Woburn border, officials said. .
An investigation revealed that a 43-year-old woman from South Boston was driving a 2016 BMW X5 south on the freeway in Woburn when she collided with a 2018 Toyota RAV4 from behind. The car was also heading south, according to a state police statement.
The BMW struck the Toyota between the ramps and exits of the Interstate 95 interchange. After the collision, the Boston woman’s car left the roadway, landed in a field of grass and struck a large concrete light pole foundation, overturning the structure, the statement said.
The car then collided and passed a guardrail at the edge of the access ramp. The BMW proceeded to the descent of a wooded embankment, according to the press release.
Soldiers from the Andover and Medford State Police Barracks were the first to arrive. They pulled the woman out of the BMW and started giving her CPR while waiting for fire and EMS personnel to arrive, authorities said.
She was eventually taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries after initially being taken to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, state police said.
As a result of the impact, the Toyota lost control but came to a stop in the left lane of I-93. Its driver was not injured, officials said.
The ramp from I-93 South to I-95 North was closed due to the collision. The lamppost, which overturned in a clover, blocked the exit ramp, authorities noted.
The accident investigation is ongoing.