NATICK – A serious crash shut down Route 9 in Natick for a couple of hours on Tuesday during the evening commute.
Natick Fire Department Tweeted “companies on scene Route 9 westbound with a motor vehicle crash with entrapment,” just after 4:15 p.m.
The driver of the red pick up truck, that struck multiple poles, may have suffered a medical condiction before the crash. Police are still investigating.
The truck struck several vehicles, causing minor damaged, before striking a utility pole and snapping it. The pole blocked Route 9 west for hours.
A medical helicopter was requested, but then cancelled due to the weather.
The man was transported to a Boston hospital via ambulance with critical injuries. His name, age, and community where he resides was not released.
All westbound traffic near Speen Street was detoured onto Route 27. Motorists spent hours on Route 9 in a traffic jam.
“Traffic is so bad people got out of their cars and starting talking in groups before the rain started,” wrote SOURCE reader Courtney Suncar. “Avoid route 9 or any nearby roads in Natick!”
Mary Neville Marinofsky said she left a lacrosse game in Wellesley at 5;30 p.m. and didn’t get of Route 9 in Framingham until 7;30 p.m.
Photos courtesy of a SOURCE reader.