This morning at 9:21 a.m., a pickup truck slammed into a tractor-trailer that was stopped in the breakdown lane on the eastbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Grafton, causing a six-mile backup.
The operator of the Toyota Tundra Pickup truck was airlifted from the accident to a nearby hospital. State Police are reporting that the driver has suffered serious injuries. Following the collision, State Police crime scene and accident reconstruction experts investigated the scene.
Earlier today, the same stretch of the Mass Pike was closed due to a tractor trailer fire. The tractor trailer, which was hauling corn, erupted into flames a mile away from where the later collision occurred. Police are currently investigating both accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident , you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. The attorneys at the law firm of Altman & Altman have over 50 years of experience dealing with cases involving car accidents and truck collisions. Please contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Source: Traffic backed up for miles on Pike after Grafton crash, The Boston Globe, August 6, 2010
Truck carrying corn catches fire in Grafton, Massachusetts, NECN, August 6, 2010