A serious accident between a tractor trailer and a sedan in Littleton, Massachusetts has left two people injured, one of whom required helicopter transport to an area hospital. The 18-wheeler crash took place on a recent Thursday afternoon on Ayer Road. The Littleton Fire Department was among the first responders who assessed the accident scene.
A witness to the crash told reporters that the driver of the tractor trailer pulled out suddenly, striking a Honda Civic. The force of that impact pushed the Civic directly into a utility pole, causing significant damage to the smaller vehicle. The witness ran over to try and help the two occupants of the Civic, and stayed with the male victim until emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene.
A male occupant of the Civic suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to UMass Medical Center. A female passenger in that vehicle was transported to Lowell General Hospital with injuries that were classified as non-life threatening. As of the time of this report, there are no updates on the condition of either injured party, nor is there any mention of injuries suffered by the truck driver.
Littleton Police and the Massachusetts State Police are investigating the 18-wheeler crash. The result of that investigation could lead to criminal charges, if either driver is found to be responsible for the accident. If negligence on the part of the truck driver played a causal role in the matter, the two individuals who suffered injury could pursue personal injury lawsuits to seek recovery of their financial losses associated with the crash.
Source: myfoxboston.com, "2 hospitalized after serious accident in Littleton", Oct. 22, 2015