FRAMINGHAM – An Ashland man, 58, is at a Boston Hospital, with very serious injuries, after he was struck by a vehicle while driving his moped on Route 135 on Thursday night.
The major road in the Town of Ashland was closed for four hours from 5 to 9 p.m.
At 5:08 p.m., Ashland received numerous 9-1-1 calls for a pedestrian hit by a car in front of CVS on Route 135, said Ashland Police Chief Vince Alfano, on Friday morning
Officer arrived within minutes and discovered it was not a pedestrian, but a gentleman who was driving a moped, who was struck, said the chief.
The moped was pulling out of the plaza on to Route 135, taking a left, headed towards Hopkinton, when a car coming down Route 135 towards Hopkinton struck him, said Chief Alfano.
“He was thrown up over the hood of the car,” said the Ashland Police Chief.
Fire paramedics, who arrived within minutes of the crash, worked on him.
The Chief said it was a Ashland man, age 58, and that he is not releasing his name at this time.
The man was transported to Stone Park, minutes away from the crash, and was taken to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston via a medical helicopter that landed at the park, said the Chief.
The Chief said he has extensive, serious injuries, but could not be more specific.
Chief Alfano said as of this morning his office had not been notified of anything different than the man is being treated at the Boston Hospital.
The chief said the department called in the Mass State Police reconstruction team and Route 135 was closed until about 9:15 Thursday night.
Officers had to direct and detour traffic for about 4 hours.
Chief Alfano said there is video of the crash from surveillance cameras by businesses in the area.
He said no citations have been issued.
He said the driver the of the vehicle, a man from Rhode Island, who works in Ashland, stopped and stayed on scene.
Chief Alfano said a preliminary investigation show neither driver was impaired at the time of the crash.
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