A severe head-on collision was reported during this morning’s commute at the intersection of Route 119 and Beaver Brook Road in Littleton, just down the street from the Westford town line.
Around 7:30 a.m., emergency crews from Littleton, Westford, Groton and Boxborough responded to a report of three mangled vehicles with scattered debris in the middle of Route 119.
The Westford Fire Department EMS, Groton Police, the Littleton Highway Department and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation were among the first responders to the scene of the accident.
The Littleton Police Department reported that the accident occurred after a Jeep Grand Cherokee crossed over the center line of the highway, where it then crashed into an Acura sedan in the opposite lane. The Jeep then collided with a box truck that was unable to stop in time.
Due to the mess of wreckage and debris, emergency crews were forced to close down a section of the highway in order to clear the mess. The accident also resulted in police redirecting traffic to alternative routes, causing major delays in the morning commute.
The Littleton Police Department reported that two drivers were hospitalized after they were pulled out of the wreckage from the three-vehicle crash by crew members from the Littleton Fire Department, who made extensive efforts to extricate both drivers.
“The driver of the Jeep was taken by MedFlight to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. The driver of the Acura was taken by Littleton EMS ambulance Lahey Hospital and Medical Center,” Littleton Police Chief Matthew Pinard stated. “There were no other reported injuries.”
The Littleton Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section are currently investigating the crash, and Route 119 currently still remains closed and traffic continues to be redirected.