Andover Officials: Speed Was Factor in Monday Crash Near I-495 On-Ramp

Speed is being blamed for an Andover crash Monday afternoon that sent two drivers to an area hospital.

The drivers of a red Nissan Altima, a 32-year-old Andover woman, and a gray four-door sedan, a 20-year-old Andover man, were taken by Andover and North Andover ambulances to Lawrence General Hospital.

Andover Fire Rescue and Andover Police responded to Union Street near the I-495 on-ramp at 3 p.m. Monday, said Andover Fire Chief Michael Mansfield. Upon arrival, rescuers found one vehicle had broadsided a second vehicle at “a high rate of speed.” Both drivers and a passenger in the Altima were trapped, and firefighters had to extricate them using hydraulic rescue tools. There were no passengers in the gray car.

A statement said, the crash impact “was violent, and there was a large debris field on the road.” Union Street and the highway on-ramp were closed during the rescue efforts, cleanup, and investigation.

The crash is under investigation by the Andover Police Department.