A 16-year-old boy was one of several people seriously injured in a fiery, five-vehicle crash in Somerville this morning, according to Massachusetts State Police. Police said the crash occurred when a 56-year-old Somerville woman suffered a medical incident while driving. Her car hit a Honda Civic, which became engulfed in flames, according to police.
The driver of the Civic, a 26-year-old from Medford, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. The teen was walking in the area of the crash when he was struck by a car, according to police. He and the Somerville woman were also transported to MGH with serious injuries. Police said the teen’s injuries, while serious, are not believed to be life-threatening.
The accident occurred on McGrath Highway near Highland Avenue. Police said the crash caused a chain-reaction crash with three other cars, but none of the drivers of those vehicles were injured. According to police the crash occurred at 8 a.m., not 7:15 a.m. as previously reported.
Dave Procopio, director of media communications for the state police said because a medical incident appears to have caused the crash, police are not citing the driver with any offenses.
Procopio said one lane in each direction has been reopened.