Bradford Woman Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Wrong-Way I-95 Crash

Massachusetts State Police. (File photograph.)

A 54-year-old Bradford woman is fighting for her life at Boston Medical Center after a wrong-way crash on I-95 in Boxford Wednesday.

Just after 1:30 p.m., State Police Troopers from the Newbury barracks responded to reports of a crash north of Exit 52 in Boxford. Witnesses reported that the Bradford woman’s 2015 Jeep Cherokee was traveling northbound, crossed the median and struck another car head-on that was traveling southbound.

First responder Trooper John Lione found that the Jeep sideswiped a 2018 Nissan Altima driven by 68-year-old man from Naples, Fla., then struck an Everett driver traveling in a 2015 Toyota Corolla.

The Jeep’s driver was transported by medical helicopter to Boston Medical Center with what State Police say are life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota and the Nissan passenger sustained minor injuries and received treatment at Beverly Hospital. The driver of the Nissan was not injured.

All northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 were shut down for nearly three hours as the critically injured woman was evacuated from the scene and crash reconstruction carried out. Lanes were reopened just after 4 p.m., State Police said.

The accident is under investigation by State Police Crime Scene and Collision teams.