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Route 16 accident in Medford sends two to hospital

MEDFORD – A Somerville man driving the wrong way on Route 16 reportedly crashed into a Cambridge driver in Medford after midnight on Wednesday.

Both drivers are in hospital with serious injuries, State Police said in a report.

At 12:25 a.m. on Jan. 25, state troopers responded to a head-on two-car crash on Rte. 16 in Medford near the Wellington MBTA station.

Preliminary investigation indicates that one car was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane when it collided head-on with the second car, which may have been racing at the time of the crash.

The investigation into why the Accord’s driver was going west in the eastbound lane, and whether the Civic was involved in a race at the time of the crash, remains ongoing.

Troopers said a 2004 Honda Accord driven by a 30-year-old Somerville man was going the wrong way when it collided with a 2001 Honda Civic being driven by a 23-year-old Cambridge man and carrying a 25-year-old Cambridge man as a passenger.

Both drivers and the passenger were reportedly taken to Massachusetts General, where they remained Wednesday morning with serious injuries.

Troopers have interviewed witnesses and have begun the process of reconstructing the crash. At this time, the investigation suggests that the other car involved in the race reportedly fled the area after the accident.

No further information is available at this time.

Source:  wickedlocal.com