Saturday, 2:15 PM
Serious accident causes tieups on Interstate 495
By Marc Robins, Globe Staff
A woman was seriously injured this afternoon when her car ran off the edge of Interstate 495 in in Andover and struck a tree.
The 1998 Ford Contour went off the left side of the road at about 4 p.m. The car traveled 130 feet into a wooded area, coming to rest after striking a tree and going up an embankment, state police said in a statement.
Three of the highway's northbound lanes were closed for an hour while the driver was freed using the Jaws of Life and the vehicle was removed, police said.
The driver, who was traveling alone and has not been identified by police, was taken to Lawrence General Hospital with serious injuries, police said.
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