Three drivers were hospitalized and traffic was heavily delayed on Thursday evening after a car crossed over the median on I-95 in Attleboro and caused a three-car crash.
At approximately 6 p.m., Massachusetts State Police responded to the scene near Exit 3 on the southbound side of I-95. Police say a Ford Explorer traveling north crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic “for unknown reasons’’ and collided head-on with a second vehicle. After the initial crash, police said another southbound vehicle “became involved’’ in the collision.
The 33-year-old Barnstable man behind the wheel of the Explorer suffered serious injuries and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital. The other two drivers, a 52-year-old Providence, RI man and a 58-year-old Attleboro man, were also taken to Rhode Island Hospital, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident caused police to stop traffic on both sides of the highway, resulting in heavy delays for commuters. The southbound side of I-95 was closed for more than two hours, with police directing traffic to pass on a grass shoulder until all lanes were reopened at approximately 8:30 p.m.
The details and cause of the crash remain under investigation.
Local media coverage of the crash shows the damage at the scene as well as the resulting traffic delays:
Through my viewfinder. The front end of the Prius involved in the accident on I-95 in Attleboro. pic.twitter.com/qgTdOQYWcQ— Kyle DuBreuil (@TheNamesKyle) August 28, 2014