Two individuals were rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital following a car accident in Arlington. The accident occurred on Milford Road near Mystic Valley Parkway at approximately 7 a.m. Monday morning. Arlington firefighters arrived at the scene to find a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria taxi cab in a wooded area off of the road. The taxi cab was on fire and the flames were beginning to spread to the surrounding trees and bushes.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, the cab driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when his vehicle went off the road. The cab driver then struck another vehicle, a Toyota Camry, in the rear before completely losing control of the cab.
There was a passenger inside of the cab at the time of the accident. The passenger was thrown forward into the front seat of the cab and was inside of the vehicle when it caught fire. Luckily, an MBTA Green Line instructor saw the vehicle and pulled the passenger from the flame engulfed taxi cab. The cab driver was found lying by the side of Mystic River and was suffering from serious injuries.
Both the cab driver and the passenger were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital by Advanced Life Support.
The cab driver has been cited with operating a vehicle on a suspended license, crossing marked lanes and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
The driver of the Toyota Camry which was rear-ended refused medical treatment at the scene.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, please contact the Massachusetts law firm of Altman & Altman for a free initial consultation with an experienced car accident attorney. Altman & Altman LLP knows how to investigate and prove negligence with these sometimes more complex cases.
Source: Two injured in Medford Street crash Monday morning, The Arlington Advocate, September 20, 2010