4 hurt in 2 accidents on Mass Pike in Ludlow

Two accidents shut down an entire side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Ludlow late Friday morning, injuring four people.

State Trooper Nicole Morrell told 22News that the first crash was a two-car accident on the westbound side of the Pike, and that was shortly followed by a two-car crash on the eastbound side. Four people were taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center after the crashes.

All westbound lanes were shut down at around 11:00 Friday morning, while the eastbound side of the highway was down to a single lane. All lanes were re-opened after 11:30.

Backups on the westbound side had stretched as far back as Palmer, and eastbound traffic had been up from Exit 6 in Chicopee. While the accident has cleared, it may take a while for those backups to ease.

One of the drivers in the westbound crash, 26 year-old Nicole Linker of Hope, Maine will be summonsed to court on charges including negligent operation, a passing violation, driving with a suspended or revoked registration, and uninsured/unregistered operation of a motor vehicle.

The people injured in the crash are expected to survive.

Source: WWLP