Peabody girl, 15, and Lynn man, 19, transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with serious injuries; One lane of Route 1 North off ramp to I-95 reopened.
State Police say excessive speed was likely the cause of a single car roll over accident this morning on the Route 1 North off ramp to I-95 North that seriously injured a 15-year-old Peabody girl and a 19-year-old male from Lynn.
Both victims were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. According to State Police, the Lynn teenager operated the motor vehicle and the Peabody teenager was his passenger.
“Preliminary investigation by Trooper James Gill indicates that Chad Mancini, 19, of Lynn was operating a gray 2004 Chevrolet Malibu sedan on the ramp when Mancini lost control of the car, which crashed into a guardrail, spun around, hit the guardrail again, and rolled over. The car came to rest in the soft shoulder of the roadway. Mancini’s passenger, a 15-year-old Peabody girl, was ejected from the vehicle. Both victims suffered serious injuries,” according to a State Police press release.
State Police also determined that neither one of the teens were wearing their seatbelts and that excessive speed was likely a factor in the crash.
The accident happened just before 8 a.m. during the morning rush hour. According to State Police, troopers from the Newbury barracks responded to the scene and closed down the ramp. The State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services are assisting and motorists are urged to seek alternate routes of travel.
Peabody firefighters at the scene said there was no entrapment, but traffic was backed up for nearly a mile on Route 1 North as they tended to the victim. One lane of the off ramp was reopened at 10:30 a.m.