Two Trucks Collide In Mass. Pike Tunnel

BOSTON (AP) – The Prudential Tunnel on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston has reopened after a crash involving two tractor-trailers.

State police said the accident happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. in the westbound side of the tunnel, but no injuries were reported and there was no fuel spill in the tunnel.

The tunnel was closed for a time, causing massive traffic backups. All lanes were later reopened.

State police are also investigating a crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 495 southbound in Franklin that seriously injured the 19-year-old driver of an SUV.

Police say the vehicle hit a snowbank while entering the highway, then rolled over and was struck by a tractor-trailer.

The injured woman was taken to a Rhode Island hospital.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Italo says:

    Anybody notice how aggressive truck drivers are on the roads lately? I don’t think it’s all about increased demand, deadlines and traffic. I think the aggressive-car-driver mentality has spilled over, and these folks are the same getting truck driving licenses. They don’t obey speed limits and want to run down anybody in their way–except they’re a lot huger than everybody else around ’em!

  2. Doug Tatro says:

    Did you read the part that said the suv hit a snowbank and rolled over in front of the truck? How does this translate to being “aggressive”? Do you think the truck driver saw the suv heading for the snowbank and thought to him or herself “I’m gonna make SURE that person has to take a med flight out of here!” Do you think the truck driver is happy knowing a 19 y/o kid is in the hospital, and that the truck they were driving is totalled, too? It actually sounds more like a personal grudge against trucks, although everything you see around you, the things you wear, eat, live in, and drive were all on a truck at some point.

  3. VERNON S RIVET says:

    YOU SHOULD GIVE ALL TRUCKS THE RIGHT OF PASSAGE ON OUR ROADS THEY BURN MORE FUEL IF YOU DON`T AND IT JUST ENDS UP COSTING YOU MORE MONEY AT THE STORE THAT THE TRUCK IS MAKING A DELIVERY. THINK MORE WHILE YOU DRIVE FOR THE TRUCKERS SAFTEY THIS WINTER ICE IS NO JOKE ON THE ROADWAY.
    I WILL ALWAYS WAVE THE TRUCK ON IF I CAN SAFELY. BUT THE LOWELL POLICE WHO JUMPED OUT IN FRONT OF ME WHILE TRYING TO USE A RADAR GUN I THOUGHT HE WAS A GONER WHEN HE JUMPED IN FRONT OF ME. THE JUDGE DOES NOT BELIEVE MY STORY AND GIVES ME A TICKET OF 170$ THE POLICE MAN LOOKED AT ME AND SAID THANKYOU i SHOULD HAVE NOT GOT A TICKET.I SAVED HIS LIFE.

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