Accident in O’Neill Tunnel damages six light fixtures, official says

A limousine traveling in the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Tunnel tonight was struck by a light that fell from the ceiling after another vehicle on top of a carrier truck struck multiple lights inside the tunnel, State Police said. No injuries were reported.

State Police said the incident occurred near the southbound entrance to the tunnel shortly after 6:30 p.m.

A spokeswoman for Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey said in an email that six light fixtures were damaged and had to be removed.

A portion of the middle lanes near the entrance was closed to traffic at about 7:15 p.m. while crews worked in the area. The lanes were reopened at 8 p.m., said Sara Lavoie, a spokeswoman for Davey.


A State Police spokesman said the windshield of the Cadillac limousine was cracked but the operator was able to drive away from the scene.

Eric Moscowitz of the Globe Staff contributed to this report.

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