Sagamore Bridge

Truck Mangles Car on Sagamore Bridge; Driver, 86, Escapes With Minor Injuries

The cause of the crash on the way into Cape Cod remains under investigation

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A crash involving a car and truck Wednesday afternoon on the Sagamore Bridge in Bourne, Massachusetts, left the car partially crushed, but the 86-year-old driver walked away with minor bruises.

Troopers responded to the crash on Route 6 eastbound at 11:38 a.m. where they said a Mercury Marquis was wedged beneath a Mack truck that belongs to a landscaping company from Taunton.

The driver of the car, 86-year-old Stanley Dingwell, spoke with NBC10 Boston hours after the crash at his Quincy home.

"He just changed lanes and squashed me," Dingwell said of the truck. "You hear the noise, and the metal's flying and everything, and oh my God."

The truck driver, a 53-year-old man from Taunton, was not hurt, police said.

A picture shared by a Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesperson showed Dingwell's car severely mangled. It was leaking gas due to the crash, authorities said.

The bridge had to be temporarily shut down while a heavy-duty tow truck lifted the truck off the car and the scene was cleared.

Dingwell regularly makes day trips to Cape Cod.

"I go there once a week, to sit down by the canal and meet people, watch the yachts go by, all that," he said.

But Wednesday's trip was different. He says he was trapped between the truck and a cement barrier.

"I didn't know what the hell was happening, to be honest with you," he said.

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