Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Acton Police and Fire Departments Respond to Serious Crash Involving Tractor Trailer, Car
ACTON — Fire Chief Robert Hart and Police Chief Richard Burrows report that two women were seriously injured Monday morning when their vehicle collided with a tractor trailer.
At approximately 8:20 a.m., the Acton Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a crash on Great Road near the intersection of Meyer Hill Drive.
Upon arrival, first responders came upon a Nissan Versa that has sustained heavy damage. A female driver and female passenger were trapped inside of the vehicle. Acton firefighters used a hydraulic extrication tool to free both women.
The driver was taken by ambulance to nearby NARA Park, where she was then picked up by a medical helicopter and flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in critical condition.
The female passenger was taken by ambulance to Lahey Hospital in serious condition.
The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured and remained at the scene. The truck sustained damage to the front-end.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Acton Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS). As of Monday morning, no charges or citations had been filed.
The Westford Fire Department responded to the helicopter landing zone to provide mutual aid, while the Boxboro Fire Department provided station coverage for Acton Fire while the scene was still active.