Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Traffic continues to be backed up following the Tuesday morning rollover.
A Tuesday morning crash that injured a truck driver backed up traffic for miles on I-93 North. As of about noon, crews were still working in the area to clean up following the rollover accident. According to reports, the vehicle was carrying trash and when it rolled over debris was spread across the roadway. Just one lane was open to traffic following the crash, causing significant delays.
According to scanner reports, an accident on Tuesday morning has closed three lanes of the busy road.
Updated at 1:22 p.m.: The Massachuetts Department of Transportation tweeted at 1:15 p.m. that the accident scene has been cleared and all lanes on I-93 North are now open for traffic. Updated at 11:19 a.m.: Massachusetts State Police have released an update on the accident, and said traffic will be impacted for "some time." "Three lanes and the breakdown lane have been closed," the release said. "The operator of the truck has sustained some injuries and will need to be extricated from the cab. The extent of the injuries are not entirely known but not expected to be fatal." According to police, troopers from the State Police Barracks in Andover, Massachusetts Department of Transportation and members from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Despite a lengthy extrication process, firefighters transported the driver to a waiting helicopter and she is expected to survive.
Firefighters worked for about an hour Saturday afternoon on I-93 North in Wilmington where a woman flipped her car and came to a stop with the vehicle on its roof. According to Deputy Fire Chief John Brown, calls came in at 4:16 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a single-vehicle crash near Exit 41. Upon arrival, firefighters found the car on its roof with the driver severely trapped inside. It took between 10 and 15 minutes to remove the driver, who was stuck in an area about half the size of what the compartment normally would be. Firefighters called for a Medflight helicopter, but it was unavailable at the time. Instead, a helicopter arrived on scene from Manchester, N.H., landing in a parking lot on Ballardvale Street. A Wilmington …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Lawrence woman transported with non-life threatening injuries.
A Lawrence woman was transported to a local hospital following an early morning crash on Interstate 93 in Wilmington. According to the Massachusetts State Police, Denise Raposo, 37, of Lawrence, was involved in a single-car crash at 3:51 a.m. on the southbound side of the road. Wilmington Police and Fire also responded to the scene. State Police said the driver, who was the only person in the car, called 911 after the vehicle left the roadway and came to a stop on the enbankment off the highway. Police said the woman was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Lahey Clinic with non-life threatening injuries.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Medford man charged with motor vehicle homicide.
Massachusetts State Police have charged a Medford man following Monday night's fatal crash on I-93 South in Wilmington near Exit 41. According to police, Greg Galanopolous of Medford was traveling south in the left lane in a van owned by First Nick Painting Company of Somerville. Galanopolous, 49, suddenly swerved into the lane on its right, police said and struck a 2004 Freightliner box truck operated by Providence, R.I., driver Luis Gasparico. Following a collision, the box truck spun out of control, flipped to the left and came to a rest facing north on top of the median guardrail. Cristian Hernandez-Giron, 32, of Central Falls, R.I., the passenger of the truck, was trapped along with Gasparico, needed to be removed by rescue workers …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Few details available following evening collision.
Massachusetts State Police confirmed an earlier report that the collision on I-93 Monday evening was fatal. Some time after 6 p.m. a box truck containing two adult males collided with a van containing three adult males near Concord Street at Exit 41 of I-93 South in Wilmington. The truck rolled over and snarled traffic, forcing the closure of I-93 South, which was re-opened at about 7:45 p.m. One of the occupants of the truck was transported by ambulance to the Lahey Clinic where he was pronounced dead, according to police, who said it's unclear whether the man was the driver or passenger. In addition, one person from the van was was also transported. Police have not yet released the names of those involved in the crash, so check back …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Incident included two separate collisions, police say.
Massachusetts State Police officers were dispatched to the scene of a multiple vehicle collision late Sunday night that involved a Tewksbury ambulance on Interstate 93 North. As of about 11 p.m. Sunday, the high-speed lane was the only lane able to pass the scene of the collisions, which occurred about one mile south of Dascomb Road in Wilmington. Just after 10 p.m., police said the incident began as a smaller crash, bringing a Tewksbury ambulance to the location. That's when a second vehicle struck the ambulance. No injuries were reported during that portion of the sequence, police said, though at least one person was transported from the first accident. Troopers from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene …