Massachusetts

18-Year-Old Flown to Hospital After Serious Car Crash in Holland

Holland police say the driver is expected to survive

Holland Police Department

​An 18-year-old was taken by medical helicopter to a local hospital on Sunday after he was thrown from his car during a crash in Holland, Massachusetts, that closed the roadway for almost five hours.

The Holland Police Department says it responded to the single car crash on Sturbridge Road just after 11:15 a.m. and found the driver had been ejected from the vehicle. He was conscious when police arrived and flown to a hospital in Worcester. At last check, police said the man was in stable condition and he's expected to survive.

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No one else was inside the car that crashed, and no other vehicles were involved.

Police did not say if the driver was wearing a seatbelt. His name has not been released.

Photos from the scene shared by Holland police show the car suffered extensive damage, with the windshield gone, a sun visor hanging outside, and a rear seat laying in the roadway.

A section of Sturbridge Road was closed for several hours following the crash, with traffic detours in place until 4 p.m.

There was no immediate word on what caused the wreck. An investigation into the crash is ongoing by state and local police.

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