Jul 30, 2014

Update: All Lanes on 495 North Open After Accident

An accident on Route 495 inbound has left one injured.

Update: All Lanes on 495 North Open After Accident

Update (11:11 a.m.): MassDOT has announced that all lanes near Exit 15 on Route 495 northbound have reopened after this morning's accident. The road was initially closed due to the accident and to make a space for a MedFlight to land.


Update (10:58 a.m.) Massachusetts State Police Trooper Todd Nolan has told Patch that the person injured in the truck was a 29 year old man from Whitman. A name has not yet been released nor has any new information been made available.


Update (10:33 a.m.): The right lane and breakdown lane are still closed.

The Sun Chronicle is reporting that a three car accident occured around 9:10 a.m. when a landscaping truck crashed into the woods after hitting a tractor trailor truck that swerved after hitting a car.

Wrentham Patch has reached out to both the Wrentham Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police for further information.


Original Story

An accident near Exit 15 on Route 495 northbound has left the area of the highway closed and a need for a MedFlight according to MassDOT.

Early reports from Northeast Fire Alerts say that a box truck went off the road and into the woods. The jaws of life was needed to get the driver out of the vehicle. The two lanes were closed before all lanes were shut down to help create a landing area for the MedFlight.

Anyone driving near the accident should expect heavy delays.

Once Patch obtains any new info we will update this story.

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