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FRAMINGHAM – A soldier from the 1060th Transportation Company, Massachusetts Army National Guard, was critically injured in a vehicle-related incident at the Framingham Armory on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Framingham Fire responded to the incident and said it was a man, 22 who was injured.

On Sunday, the girlfriend of the man injured – Reda Said, a Framingham State University student from Malden – started a GoFundMe to help the Guardsman.

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“Our thoughts are with our injured service member and their family at this time,” said Lt. Col. Dustin Walker, Commander, 164th Transportation Battalion this morning, August 23.. “It is heartbreaking to learn of something happening to one of our very close-knit National Guard family.” 

“Our focus is on supporting our injured service member,” said Maj. Gen. Gary W. Keefe, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard, this morning, August 23. “Our motto, Always Ready – Always There, isn’t just for the community. It also means for each other. The Massachusetts National Guard is providing physical, mental health and financial support to our Soldier and their family. We are committed to the near-term recovery and long-term wellbeing of the Soldier.” 

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“Vehicle operations present risk to Soldiers and the Massachusetts National Guard mitigates those risks to the greatest extent possible through procedures and training,” said Walker. “The Guard takes safety and precautions to prevent accidents very seriously.” 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation and no other information is available at this time, said the statement on Tuesday.

The U.S. Army is sending an investigative team from Fort Rucker in Alabama that specializes in accidents and safety incidents, said Walker to SOURCE.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.