PLYMOUTH— The Massachusetts State Police credit several passersby for saving the life of the driver of a SUV that crashed into a signpost and rolled over several times on Route 44 in Plymouth Saturday.
According to the State Police, the bystanders pulled the 35-year-old driver of a Toyota SUV from the vehicle as it began to burn following the high speed crash. By the time troopers arrived on the scene the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.
The investigating trooper said preliminary information indicates the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Route 44 when it went out of control, drove onto the center meridian, crashed into a signpost and then began to rollover.
The driver suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted by Medflight to a Boston hospital. Traffic on the highway was shut down to allow the helicopter to land close to the accident scene and transport the driver to Massachusetts General Hospital.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and so far no charges have been filed.