RANDOLPH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — State Police are trying to locate a Good Samaritan who "rendered valuable emergency first aid" in a serious crash on Route 24 Friday morning, but left before first responders arrived.
According to MSP, Troopers responded to the crash involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer on Route 24 southbound at Exit 20B in Randolph at around 7 a.m.
The driver of the SUV, a 62-year-old woman from Dorchester, was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital by medical helicopter with serious, life-threatening injuries.
Four passengers from the SUV were taken to Boston Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital with minor injuries; a 65-year-old woman from Mattapan, a 39-year-old man from Boston, a 36-year-old man Mattapan, and a 27-year-old woman from Dorchester. The operator of the tractor-trailer, a 34-year-old Weymouth man, had no apparent injuries.
Immediately after the crash, MSP said a male Good Samaritan rendered "valuable emergency first aid to the driver [of the SUV]... prior to her being extricated."
"That man left the scene once EMS personnel arrived, before responding Troopers knew what he had done and could speak to him," said a MSP spokesperson. "The State Police would like to speak to that man to determine whether he witnessed the crash, and also to thank him for assisting the victim at the scene. We likewise would like to speak to any other motorists who may have witnessed the crash."
According to preliminary investigation, the SUV with five occupants was traveling southbound in the second lane from the right when it crossed into the far right lane, presumably to take the exit. MSP said the preliminary investigation suggests as the SUV did so, it clipped the front end of a tractor-trailer traveling southbound in the far right lane.
Following that impact, the SUV rolled over into the infield between the highway and the ramp.
"Any motorist driving on Route 24 in the Randolph area around 7 a.m. who may have witnessed the crash, as well as the Good Samaritan who provided emergency first aid to the injured driver, are asked to please call the State Police-Milton Barracks at 617-698-5840," said MSP.
Route 24 southbound was shut down briefly at the crash site to accommodate the landing of the Boston MedFlight helicopter. MSP said the ramp was re-opened at around 9 a.m. and the scene was cleared a few minutes later.
The crash remains under investigation.
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