Massachusetts

3 hurt in serious crash that briefly closes Sagamore Bridge to Cape Cod

The crash took place at 3:15 p.m., prompting all southbound lanes to be closed at first, though police have since reopened traffic

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A car crash sent people to the hospital with serious injuries and briefly closed the Cape Cod-bound side of Massachusetts' Sagamore Bridge for Friday afternoon, snarling traffic for people headed for a getaway.

Three people were taken to hospitals from the three-car crash on Route 3, just before the bridge, according to Massachusetts State Police. All three of the people who were injured are expected to survive.

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The crash took place about 3:15 p.m., prompting all southbound lanes to be closed at first. The wreck was cleared about 4:30 p.m.

More details on what happened on the crash weren't immediately available. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation had said only that it involved multiple injuries and closed Route 3 southbound at the bridge.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately available.

The Sagamore Bridge is one of two road connections to the Cape, along with the Bourne Bridge. The state is pushing for federal funding to have them replaced.

Healey's office said the administration still intends to replace both bridges, but wants to start with the Sagamore because of its higher traffic volumes and its bigger role in the Cape's economy.
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