Rte. 128 accident causes major rush hour backup
BURLINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Several vehicles were involved in a serious crash on Route 128 southbound causing major backups during rush hour on Tuesday.
Two cars were upside down, a motorcycle crashed, three other cars were damaged and a tractor trailer was sent into the woods off Route 128 in Burlington.
Police say the entire mess might be blamed on a pickup truck driver who cut them off.
State Police say a witness saw a dark-colored pickup truck quickly exiting off 128 South and onto Route 3 northbound around 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.
The multi-vehicle wreck sent at least two people to the hospital.
The tractor trailer ripped right through the guard rail -- a fence and some trees were the only things stopping it from ending up in a stream next to the Burlington Mall.
Troopers say despite how terrible it all looked, there were no serious injuries to anyone involved.
The pile-up, which happened in the midst of rush hour, backed up traffic on Route 128 for hours. Only one southbound lane was open as tow trucks cleared the wreckage.
The tractor trailer was left in the woods during evening rush hour. Police decided it was better to pull the big rig out when there were fewer cars on the road.
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