DENNIS (CBS) – A woman was injured and trapped in a car that was crushed by debris that fell from a bridge on Cape Cod. A tractor-trailer carrying a construction lift hit the Old Bass River Road Bridge on Route 6 and knocked out chunks of concrete.
Two beams under the the bridge were severed in the crash. Falling debris struck the windshield and roof of another car with two people inside.
Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to remove a female passenger from the car. The woman was injured and taken to Cape Cod Hospital.
An off-duty Sandwich Police officer and off-duty Massport firefighter helped the woman before fire crews arrived.
Westbound lanes of Route 6 and the Old Bass River Road are closed while the bridge is inspected.
Mass. State Police are investigating the crash.
.@MassDOT advisory: Old Bass River Rd Bridge #Dennis above Rt 6 damaged in traffic incident & being closed;two bridge beams severed,. Crews on site to evaluate the structure pic.twitter.com/OkfQhcvT81
— Jacquelyn Goddard (@JacqueGoddard) December 7, 2019
State Police announced Saturday morning that Route 6 has been reopened, but that the Bass River Road overpass is closed indefinitely.