Three people were seriously injured in a major car crash on Interstate 95 near Attleboro, Massachusetts, Thursday evening, prompting authorities to shut down traffic in multiple lane and disrupting traffic, state police said.
They said at around 6 p.m., a 2005 Ford Explorer traveling northbound near Exit 3 in Attleboro crossed the median and struck a car head-on in the southbound lane. A third vehicle traveling southbound was also involved in the crash.
Massachusetts State Police said the driver of the Explorer, a 33-year-old Stoughton man, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries. Attleboro Fire Department also took a 21-year-old Attleboro man with serious injuries and a 52-year-old Providence, Rhode Island, man with potentially serious injuries to Rhode Island Hospital, according to state police.
Earlier sources indicated a medical helicopter was at the scene; however, state police said that while one did respond, the request was canceled before it had landed.
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The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, state police said.
Traffic was at a near standstill, with cars passing on the grass shoulder, until about 8:30 p.m., when all lanes reopened.