I-495 Crash Leaves Man, 68, with Serious Injuries After Being Ejected From Truck

A 68-year-old man was airlifted to a Boston hospital with serious injuries late Monday morning after being ejected from his vehicle following three separate collisions on I-495 in Andover.

State Police said the Ashland man was driving a 2012 Hino box truck north on I-495, just south of the interchange with I-93, when his truck drifted into the right lane, striking a 2005 GMC Topkick truck driven by a 70-year-old Fitchburg man. He then swerved left, hitting a 2011 Toyota Camry driven by an 83-year-old Sturbridge woman. Finally, the Hino driver crossed back over the travel lanes before rolling over off the right side of the roadway.

“The driver of the Hino, who was unbelted at the time of the crash, was ejected during the rollover and was pinned underneath his truck,” according to an initial report by Trooper Robert MacAllister.

Andover Fire and EMS eventually freed the trapped man, who was MedFlighted to Boston Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The accident and cleanup snarled traffic four hours. Besides Andover Fire, State Police were assisted by Mass DOT.

No information was immediately available about whether either of the two other drives required medical help.

This crash is under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section. No charges have been filed.