BOXFORD – Four people were hurt, and one was flown to a Boston hospital, when a car parked in the breakdown lane of 95 North was hit by another car whose driver may have dozed off, according to State Police.
Three passengers were taken to area hospitals — two to Anna Jaques in Newburyport and one to Beverly Hospital.
Drugs or alcohol are not believed to have been a factor, but charges may be forthcoming, pending an investigation, according to a State Police official in the Newbury barracks, which handled the 12:15 a.m. call.
The impact of the crash forced the parked car to roll over. The accident occurred just north of Exit 51 in Boxford.
According to State Police, three lanes of the highway were closed, with cars only able to pass the scene in the far left lane.
The road was completely closed, however, at 1 a.m. so the Med-Flight helicopter could land and transport one of the victims — Deborah McCaddin, 44, of Neddick, Maine. She had serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to State Police. She was listed in good condition this morning.
McCaddin was the driver of a 2005 Toyota Sienna that was stopped in the breakdown lane at the time of the accident. Also injured in her car were Thomas Giffen, 44, and Catherine Giffen, 40. Thomas Giffen was treated and released from Anna Jaques Hospital. Catherine Giffen was taken to Beverly Hospital for treatment. She was listed in stable condition this morning.
Michael Finn, 29, of Haverhill, was driving a 2005 Dodge van owned by D&E Cleaning. He was taken to Anna Jaques, where he was treated and released.
The two left lanes of the road were reopened about 1:20 a.m.
Mass. Highway brought in arrow boards while police and fire rescue crews worked at the scene.