Wellesley

Woman Flown to Boston Hospital After Serious Crash in Wellesley

Authorities say the crash occurred on Route 9 east after Weston Road.

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A woman was seriously injured Saturday morning in a crash involving a utility pole on Route 9 in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Wellesley police confirmed they were called to the crash on Route 9 east after Weston Road, and that only one lane was open to traffic.

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A medical helicopter was called for the victim, and she was flown to a Boston hospital in critical condition, police and firefighters said.

There were no passengers in the woman's car, fire officials added.

Images shared by police on social media showed the woman's car had overturned, landing on its roof near a utility pole that had been knocked over.

One neighbor who spoke to NBC10 Boston said by the time he heard the impact and went outside, there was already an officer at the scene.

"The policeman had some instrument, he was able to crack open the door and they were able to pull the lady out," Anand Acharya said of what he witnessed earlier Saturday.

Police have not released any information as to what may have led up to the crash.

Police said it would be a while before traffic could resume as normal on Route 9, calling it an "extended operation." The damage utility pole needed to be replaced through the afternoon, and the vehicle had to be removed, as well.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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