This morning at 1:46, troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Concord responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 2 in Lincoln that caused serious injuries to the driver of one of the vehicles.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Matthew Routhier indicates that a 2008 Honda Civic operated by Carolyn M. Cobb, 26, of Acton, was stopped in the right travel lane of Route 2 westbound, west of Route 128, when it was struck from behind by a 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser operated by Clifford E. Moskow, 45, of Concord. Ms. Cobb suffered serious injuries in the collision and was transported by ambulance to the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. The driver of the Land Cruiser was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Land Cruiser sport utility vehicle did not see the Honda stopped in the active travel lane. The investigation in to potential contributing factors, as well as the reason why the Honda was stopped in the right travel lane and why the other driver did not see it, remains ongoing. There have been no charges filed at this point.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Troopers were assisted at the scene by emergency responders from Lincoln and Lexington.
Both westbound lanes of Route 2 were closed for 2 hours and 10 minutes to accommodate the rescue response, crash investigation, and wreckage cleanup. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.