WESTON (CBS) — A Nissan Sentra with a Lyft driver behind the wheel was crushed by a tractor-trailer while on the ramp from the Mass Pike to I-95 in Weston around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.
According to Mass. State Police, the 59-year-old Framingham man driving the sedan was med-flighted to Lahey Hospital in Burlington with serious injuries. His passenger, a 24-year-old woman, was also taken to Lahey for minor injuries.
“Our hearts are with those affected,” a Lyft spokesperson said Tuesday night. “We stand ready to support those involved as well as work with the authorities in their investigation.”
Weston Fire Chief David Soar said, “It’s not something you see a lot of, the truck rolling over on top of the car but the people were able to self-extricate with their injuries but they were both conscious, alert, talking to us when we got there and they self-extricated themselves from the car. They were extremely lucky.”
The tractor-trailer, which was driven by a 28-year-old Monroe, Louisiana man, could be seen hanging over the side of the ramp, above grass just off to the side of the Mass Pike.
The Louisana man and a 42-year-old San Bernadino man who also was in the truck were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston for minor injuries.
The truck was carrying iceberg lettuce.
For hours, only one lane of traffic was getting by the crash scene.
No charges have been filed at this time but State Police believe the tractor-trailer’s speed may have been a factor in the crash.