UPDATED State Police Investigate Multi-Car Crash I-95 SB in Waltham

Massachusetts State Police Media Release–02-15-2015–State Police Investigate Multi-Car Crash I-95 SB in Waltham

 

This is an initial advisory UPDATES to follow as they become available

 

Today at 2:45 p.m. troopers from the Massachusetts Sate Police Barracks in Concord received reports of a multiple vehicle crash on I-95 Southbound, north of Exit 27 in Waltham.  This crash may involve in excess of 20 vehicles.

Troopers along with members of the Waltham Fire Department/ EMS and Lexington Fire Department/EMS have responded to the scene.

Initial reports are that there are injured persons as a result of this crash although at this time there is no information on the number or severity of the injuries.

All travel lanes of I-95 Southbound in this area are closed to traffic.  There is a report that a snow squall in the area may have contributed to this crash.

The public is asked to stay away from this area so that the emergency vehicles can access the scene and attend to any potential victims.

This advisory will be updated as information becomes available.  Please do not contact the barracks directly.

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UPDATE 3:51 p.m.

The initial reports from the scene are that the injuries attributed to this crash are minor in nature.

Mass. Department of Transportation has responded with sign boards to assist with the detouring of traffic off of I-95 Southbound at Trapello Road in Waltham.

All lanes of I-95 Southbound in this area remain closed

Please avoid this area.

Updates to follow as information becomes available.

Please do not call the barracks directly.

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UPDATE 3:54 p.m.

The left lane of I-95 Southbound has been re-opened. Crews continue to work to attend to the injured and clear the remaining travel lanes.

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UPDATE 4:00 p.m.

Three lanes of I-95 Southbound have been re-opened.  Mass Department of Transportation continues to treat the roadway.  The injuries identified thus far have been minor in nature. Crews continue to clear the scene.

Troopers are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this crash.

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UPDATE – FEBRUARY 16 @ 5:30 p.m.

As the investigation into yesterday’s multiple vehicle crash continues, the following is the most current information available:

 

Total vehicles: 32 passenger cars and 1 tractor trailer

Total vehicles towed: 24 (including the tractor trailer)

Total patients transported from the scene by ambulance: 21

Total patients transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital: 13

Total patients transported to Lahey Burlington: 8

Injuries: All non-life threatening.  Most serious was to a rear seat passenger who received a small number of stitches due to a laceration caused by flying glass.

 

The initial call to State Police Communications was for a vehicle disabled in a snow bank.  Initial investigation indicates that once this first vehicle became disabled, a chain reaction crash occurred due to extremely low visibility.  The specific vehicle which was the first to become disabled remains under investigation at this time.  No additional information is anticipated to be released tonight.

 

Please do not call the barracks directly.

 

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