Thursday, 4:30 PM
Three Duxbury High students injured in crash
By Emily Canal, Globe Correspondent
Three Duxbury High School students were airlifted to hospitals after their car struck a tree on Union Bridge Road this morning.
A resident called 911 at about 7 after the 1986 Audi station wagon left the road, police said.
Duxbury Police are investigating. Police said they believe the victims were on their way to school or picking up another student on their way to school.
Two of the students were taken to Boston Medical Center; one was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, police said. No information was immediately available on their condition.
"At this time we know that there was a serious accident involving high school students, and as we get more information we will inform the community," said Lea Rose, an employee at the school district's administrative office.
Richard McLaughlin, who lives across the street from the accident scene, said, "We heard the brakes screech and we heard the impact. I ran out and I saw the car wrapped around the tree. There was also a tree down in the middle of the road."
McLaughlin said he saw the youths in the car. The driver was unconscious, but the two passengers were conscious, he said.