At 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning the Auburn Fire Rescue Department along with Mass State Police were dispatched to the Mass Pike eastbound at Bancroft St. for a motor vehicle accident involving two tractor trailer units.
The driver of one of the trucks was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by Fire Rescue personnel using rescue tools including the Jaws of Life. Rescue personnel had to cut into the side of the truck to free the patient. The patient was in serious condition and transported to UMass Medical Center. A second Ambulance was also requested to the scene for two other patients. They were also transported to UMass Medical Center in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
Mass DEP and Auburn Water District were notified about approx. 10 gallons of diesel fuel lost on the highway. Fire personnel cleared the scene at approximately 7:00 a.m. and the accident scene was cleared just before 8:00 a.m. and all lanes of the highway were opened. The accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police.
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Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr.