ANDOVER – A three vehicle crash on Route 495 Northbound in Andover resulted in a driver being airlifted to Boston for treatment of serious injuries.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Robert MacAllister indicates that at about 10:20 a.m., a 68-year-old man from Ashland was traveling on Route 495 Northbound, just south of Route 93 in a 2012 Hino box truck when, for reasons still under investigation, the truck drifted into the right travel lane, striking a 2005 GMC Topkick truck operated by a 70-year-old Fitchburg man.
The Hino then swerved to the left and struck a 2011 Toyota Camry operated by an 83-year-old Sturbridge woman, who was traveling northbound in the left travel lane. Following that second collision, the Hino crossed back over the travel lanes before rolling over off the right side of the roadway.
The driver of the Hino, who was unbelted at the time of the crash, was ejected during the rollover and was pinned underneath his truck.
Andover Fire was able to eventually free the trapped man, who was subsequently flown by MedFlight to Boston Medical Center in Boston for treatment of serious injuries. No other drivers were injured in this crash.
This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.
No charges have been filed at this time.
No names have been released.
Mass State Police were assisted on scene by Andover Fire and EMS and Mass DOT.
Traffic was impacted for about 4 hours during the investigation and cleanup.