BROCKTON (CBS) — Mass. State Police are looking for any witnesses of a crash on Route 24 Friday morning and, in particular, the man who helped the crash victims before first responders arrived. Around 7:15 a.m., Mass. State Police responded to a crash involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer near Exit 20B in Randolph.
According to a preliminary investigation, a 1999 Ford Explorer clipped the front end of a tractor-trailer as it moved from the middle to the right lane. The Explorer then rolled over into the grass between the highway and the ramp.
The 62-year-old Dorchester woman driving needed to be extricated. She had life-threatening injuries and was med-flighted to Massachusetts General Hospital.
“Immediately after the crash, a male Good Samaritan rendered valuable emergency first aid to the driver of the Explorer prior to her being extricated. That man left the scene once EMS personnel arrived, before responding Troopers knew what he had done and could speak to him. The State Police would like to speak to that man to determine whether he witnessed the crash, and also to thank him for assisting the victim at the scene,” State Police said.
The Explorer’s four passengers, a 65-year-old Mattapan woman, a 39-year-old Boston man, a 36-year-old Mattapan man, and a 27-year-old Dorchester woman all suffered minor injuries and were taken to Boston Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital. The 34-year-old Weymouth man driving the tractor-trailer was not injured.
The Good Samaritan and anyone who saw the crash is asked to call State Police at 617-698-5840.
A second crash on Route 24 also left two people injured.
Just south of Exit 18 in Brockton, a car struck a highway construction worker, according to the Brockton Fire Department.
The worker was thrown onto the grass. They were rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the car was also transported.