Atkinson Truck Driver, Infant Escape Injury in I-93 Crash

An Atkinson, N.H. truck driver and an infant escaped injury in a two-vehicle crash during Monday’s evening commute on Interstate 93 in Wilmington which seriously injured a Brockton motorist.

Massachusetts State Police from the Andover barracks responded at about 5:40 p.m., Monday, to a report of a crash on I-93 southbound, south of exit 40 in Wilmington, according to a police spokesperson.

“Preliminary information collected in the investigation by Trooper Ryan Resmini indicates that a 25-year-old man from Brockton was traveling on Route 93 south in a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis when his vehicle rear-ended a 2007 tractor trailer, which had slowed down due to heavy traffic.  As a result of the crash, the operator of the Mercury was flown by MedFlight to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.”

A seven-month-old female passenger was uninjured in the crash.  The operator of the tractor-trailer, a 30-year-old man from Atkinson, N. H., was also uninjured in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.  No charges have been filed.  Traffic was impacted for almost an hour as a result of the accident, police said.

State police were assisted on scene by members of the Wilmington Fire Department.