One Injured As Crash Ties Up Traffic On 495 For 17 Miles

Car winds up wedged under tractor trailer.

One woman was as injured Wednesday as the result of a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 495 in Tewksbury at the height of rush-hour traffic.

The accident took place just before 7 a.m. between exits 35 and 36, according to a report published on Boston.com. The crash too place in the southbound lane but traffic was tied up on both sides of the highway for a total of 17 miles, from Methuen, all the way south to Route 2.

The crash left the woman's car pinned under a tractor trailer and teamed with State Police to get the woman freed, according to the Boston.com report. She was taken by ambulance to the Leahy Clinic in Burlington with what were described as "serious" injuries.

The scene was finally cleared and traffic flowed freely at around 10 a.m. the cause of the accident is under investigation.

Sarah August 01, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Good lord, there was a car under that thing? Also, it was between exits 37 and 35... there is no exit 36.
iakling August 02, 2012 at 01:42 AM
I saw the car when it was being loaded up on the flatbed, and considering its condition, I was sure whoever had been in it hadn't survived. I'm happy to hear the driver survived, even if injured. Wishing her a speedy recovery.
Bill. S August 02, 2012 at 11:40 AM
I drove past in the northbound lane just after 7:00 while the car was still pinned under and I can not believe there would have been any survivors.


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