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Newport Ave and Beales Street in Quincy, which is in the Wollaston area.
State police say man thrown from Jeep
A 25-year-old man was seriously injured on Interstate 93 on Thursday when a tanker truck struck his Jeep, throwing him from the vehicle.
Police said Matthew Davis, of Plaistow, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Elliot Hospital for surgery. He was listed in serious but stable condition.
The crash shut down a portion of I-93 north for about four hours. State police said the truck crashed into the Jeep near exit 6 about 12:30 a.m.
“As a result of that, the operator of the Jeep, the 25-year-old gentleman, was ejected from the Jeep,” said Lt. Christopher Wagner.
Police said the force of the crash threw Davis into the barrier separating the north and southbound lanes.
“As the troopers arrived on scene, they found the situation to be fairly grave, with life-threatening injuries to the operator of the passenger vehicle,” Wagner said.
A good Samaritan helped police administer aid until an ambulance arrived.
The driver of the tanker truck, Wesley Basler, 56, of Richford, Vt., was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Police said Davis said his Jeep had run out of gas, and he was unable to push the vehicle off the roadway.
Police said speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the crash.
Driver and shop patron taken to hospitals
Two people were injured after a pickup truck crashed into an ice cream shop in Medford, authorities said.
Firefighters responded to Colleen’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop on High Street Saturday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle and a shop patron have been taken to local hospitals, but there is no word on their conditions, fire officials said.
The vehicle was towed and the shop is being boarded up, officials said.
Truck spills fluid, crews cleaning up scene
A tractor trailer crash in Brockton has closed down A tractor trailer crash in Brockton has closed down several lanes of Route 24 North near exit 18, according to state police.
State police said the crash closed all northbound travel lanes, and drivers headed to the area should find alternate routes.
State police said the truck did dump fluid on the road, and clean up could take a while.
State police did not have an estimate on when the roadway would reopen.
Truck flips over on Prudential Center offramp
BOSTON — The exit ramp from the Massachusetts Turnpike to Copley Square and the Prudential Center was closed for an extended period of time Friday afternoon.
A cement truck crashed on the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 90 to the Prudential Center.
Massachusetts State Police said there was damage to the tunnel and the vehicle was leaking fuel.
Vehicles traveling eastbound on the Turnpike destined for the Back Bay and downtown should get off the Turnpike at Exit 18 for Brighton/Cambridge and use the river roads to reach their destination.
Vehicles continuing eastbound on the Turnpike can also use Exit 24A for South Station to access Kneeland Street and Atlantic Avenue to reach the Back Bay/Downtown area.
The southbound zipper lane on the Southeast Expressway will be open by 2 p.m.
The left-side HOV exit for Logan Airport and South Station on I-93 northbound will be open for all vehicles.
WARREN (CBS) – A truck ran off the Massachusetts Turnpike in Warren Thursday morning and into water on the side of the highway.
Based on tweets by police from the scene, the box truck ran down an embankment on the westbound side of the road and ended up on its side in a river.
There’s no word yet on the condition of the driver or what caused the crash.
Westbound traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike was shut down Tuesday in Palmer after a flatbed truck crash.
The truck, which was hauling concrete, caught on fire following the crash. Flames spread to the drainage system adjacent to the highway.
The eastbound side was also shut down briefly as fire trucks were brought in to battle the flames.
Westbound traffic is being diverted at exit 9.
No injuries have been reported.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.