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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Chelmsford, MA: Car goes airborne in accident on Rt. 3
A car traveling on Route 3 Northbound in Chelmsford left the roadway and ended up near Leedburg Street. Police on the scene described the car as having "gone airborne". A man in the car suffered severe lacerations, and a Boston Medflight helicopter was called to transport him to a Beth-Israel Hospital in Boston. The helicopter landed at Robert's Fields near Westford Street & Old Westford Rd.
A second car believed to be involved in the accident was located off the highway near Route 40, but no victim was located. A Massachusetts State Police helicopter responded to assist with the search for additional victims. Police believe a second victim may have fled the scene on foot. (UPDATE: After investigation, it was determined the second victim, described as having some injuries, entered a nearby store, where he called a taxi which then picked him up. Police located him at the emergency room of the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, where he had been dropped off. He is reported to have an active warrant for his arrest).
The accident is being investigated by the MSP Collision Accident Reconstruction Team.