Chief Michael P Murphy
150 Park St.
North Reading, MA 01864
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
North Reading Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Tractor-Trailer
NORTH READING — Chief Michael P. Murphy reports that the North Reading Police Department responded this afternoon to a serious motor vehicle crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer truck.
Shortly after 6 p.m., officers were called to the area of North Reading Subaru, located at 260 Main St. A preliminary investigation indicates that a tractor-trailer truck may have been illegally parked on the side of the road in the southbound lane, possibly preparing to unload a delivery to the auto dealership, when a woman, driving a Chevrolet Malibu sedan, crashed directly into the rear of the truck. The impact of the crash sheared the roof of the car and sent it spinning into the northbound lane.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Officials were able to extricate the driver, a woman in her 30s, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle. She was taken by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
The crash is under investigation by the North Reading Police Department, with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, otherwise known as the State Police Truck Team.
Main Street was closed in both directions during the investigation.
“This is a very serious crash, involving injuries and a very active investigation,” Chief Murphy said.