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Man Hospitalized After 'Serious' Car Crash on Rt 128

Southbound traffic was detoured off Exit 25B Wednesday night while police investigated the accident. The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

An elderly male was taken to the hospital Wednesday night with serious injuries after his car crashed on Route 128.

Initial reports said the car -- a Honda Accord -- had rolled over on the highway, but later unofficial accounts contradicted that.

The accident was first called in shortly before 9 p.m., according to reports, and occurred on the southbound side of the highway near Exit 25A, which leads onto Route 114 eastbound. The location is at a bridge that runs over the highway.

Route 128 was shut down to southbound traffic shortly after police and firefighters arrived at the scene. The lefthand lane on the northbound side was also closed to traffic.

In a media alert at 9:15 p.m., state police characterized the accident as a "serious motor vehicle crash" and said both southbound lanes were closed to traffic. Troopers were on the scene, reconstructing the accident.

As of 9:20 p.m., southbound traffic was being detoured off Exit 25B, westbound on Route 114, but was backed up to Endicott Street (Exit 24).

According to reports, an 84-year-old man was freed from the vehicle and taken to Lahey Clinic by ambulance. Reports say he suffered serious injuries.

Kevin P December 14, 2012 at 02:56 AM
The man, my uncle, passed away today at 4:30. He was a wonderful, kind and generous man who will be missed by all those who had the good fortune to have known him. Thank you to those who took the time to offer their prayers and good wishes.
Gerald Lepone December 14, 2012 at 04:16 AM
I personally know the gentleman involved in this terrible accident. His age is irrelevant. He has always been physically active and a most compassionate gentleman. Let's be civil and respect the victim and his distraught family. There are many folks out on the road who are irresponsible drivers. Save your disdain for those who text while driving, drive under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and those who speed and have total disregard for the safety of others.
Virginia Fernandez December 14, 2012 at 03:24 PM
How dare you! Based on little or no information!!! Michael E. Pierce / Son
Chris Hebert December 14, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Bonnie-Jean, your lack of tact & sensitivity in posting your opinion here is appalling. Yes, you're entitled to your opinions, but this is not the time or place to be airing them. I hope your children are not being raised to be so disrespectful of others' feelings. To Maureen & family, my thoughts & prayers are with you.
Karen Tyler December 14, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Bonnie, just shut up!

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