On Monday morning, an Arlington car accident sent two people to Massachusetts General Hospital. According to a report from the Arlington Fire Department and State Police, the two-vehicle accident occurred on Medford Street around 7:03am.
When firefighters arrived at the scene of the car crash, they found a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria tax cab engulfed in flames in a wooded area near Mystic Valley Parkway. A police spokesman said the taxi’s driver had driven off the road, then re-entered traffic, rear-ending a 2003 Toyota Camry. The taxi driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the roadway, crashed into a tree, and caught on fire.
Upon impact, the taxi’s passenger was thrown into the front seat. An MBTA Green Line inspector reportedly pulled him from the vehicle while it was on fire. The taxi’s driver suffered injuries to his head, legs, and other extremities. He was cited with operating a vehicle on a suspended license, crossing marked lines, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
The driver and passenger were both taken to the Massachusetts General Hosital by Advanced Life Support.
Source: UPDATED: Two injured in Medford Street crash Monday morning, WickedLocal.com, September 20, 2010
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