TYNGSBORO -- Five people were hurt, including one who suffered life-threatening injuries, in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon at the intersection of Middlesex and Kendall Roads at the Tyngsboro Bridge, police said.
An adult male occupant of one of the vehicles was transported by MedFlight helicopter to Boston Medical Center for treatment following the 3:29 p.m. accident, according to Tyngsboro Police Chief Richard Howe. The other four injured parties were taken by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital.
One of the occupants, who was trapped inside a vehicle, was extracted by Tyngsboro firefighters.
There was substantial damage to both vehicles, Howe said.
While the cause of the accident remained under investigation, the police chief urged any witnesses to the crash, or those who may have observed the operation of a white Honda Civic prior to its involvement in the accident, to contact the Tyngsboro Police Department.
"We're looking for anybody that wants to contact us, anonymously or not, who may have possibly seen the operation of a white Honda Civic prior to the accident," Howe said. "There were reports that a 1995 white Honda Civic was traveling erratically on Middlesex Road north bound, and may have caused the accident."
Howe directed anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Sgt. Cynthia Shay at 978-649-7504.
The Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction team was still at the scene late Friday evening. The accident, at the western end of the town's signature bridge, one of Tyngsboro's busiest intersections, backed up traffic in the area for several hours.
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