Three Teenagers injured When SUV Collides with Tractor-Trailer

Three teenagers sustained injuries when the SUV they were traveling in collided with a tractor-trailer. The accident occurred on Boston Road in Sutton at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday.

The Dodge SUV, which was being operated by an 18-year-old Sutton resident, crossed the center line on Boston Road and crashed into a Coca-Cola truck.

Rescue crews extracted the driver of the SUV with the Jaws of Life. The driver was then airlifted by Boston Medflight to UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worchester. The young man’s condition was has not yet been made available.

The two other teenage passengers in the SUV were taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center. According to a nursing supervisor at the hospital, one of the passengers is listed in good condition and the other was treated and released.

The driver of the Coca-Cola tractor-trailer was uninjured in the truck collision.

In addition to injuries sustained by the three teenagers, a firefighter was injured during the recue efforts. The nature and the firefighter’s identity have not been made available.

The car accident is currently under investigation by the local authorities.

Car drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are at a disadvantage when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks. Large trucks can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds. A collision with a big rig truck, tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, semi-truck, garbage truck, delivery truck or any other large, commercial vehicle can often lead to catastrophic personal injuries.

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Source: 3 teenagers injured in collision, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, September 2, 2010

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