LITTLETON, Mass. - The driver of a car has non-life threatening injuries and is expected to be OK a source told Boston 25 News after emergency responders spent 80 minutes extricating him from under a rolled oil tanker.
#MAtraffic update: I-495 SB, north of x.31 in #Westford, all traffic being diverted at x.32. I-495 SB estimated to be closed for one-hour. Medical helicopter en-route for one trapped person. Updates to follow. https://t.co/kvldqUfFM1— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) December 27, 2017
Police said a tractor trailer carrying heating oil flipped over onto the car near the Chelmsford/Littleton line on I-495 south around 2:30 p.m.
The driver of the car was taken to UMass Medical Centerby medical helicopter. The truck driver was also injured but is expected to recover.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Hazardous material cleanup crews are working where in the area around the rolled truck.
By 9 p.m. there was still only one southbound lane open on 495.
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