4-16-15 – Location – Boston – Incident – Truck Crash Near Red Line Metro

Commuters in Boston had a scary distraction Thursday morning as a box truck dangled off the edge of an elevated highway Thursday morning for more than two hours.


Aerial footage after the crash, which occurred at 5:57 a.m. on Route 93 southbound near Exit 15, shows multiple officers blocking traffic behind the truck on the four-lane major highway.

The front of the truck passed over the concrete guardrail, according to pictures from the Boston Herald.

Underneath the roadway is the line for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line, and service was stopped to ensure the truck would not fall onto a passing train, according to Massachusetts State Police.

The truck and a 2005 Toyota Scion tC coupe were involved in an accident that caused the large vehicle to go through the guardrail and get stuck in the precarious situation, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and the two drivers were taken to hospitals to be examined for possible injuries.
A box truck dangled over the edge of an elevated highway in Boston Thursday morning.
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The truck driver is a 57-year-old man from Woburn Mass. and a 42-year-old man from Attleboro Mass was driving the Toyota, authorities said. Their identities were not released because neither man has been charged with a violation at this time.

The truck was finally removed at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and the lane reopened about three hours after the accident, police said.

The MBTA line was also reopened. The transportation agency had run shuttle buses to accommodate the morning commuters.