A Massachusetts State Police Trooper and a tow truck driver were struck and injured by a passing vehicle a short time ago while they were attending to a disabled motor vehicle on Route 95 north in Wakefield.
Both the Trooper, a male, and the tow driver have been transported by ambulance to Lahey Hospital in Burlington with non-life threatening injuries. They were outside of their own vehicles when struck. The vehicle that struck them then also struck the tow truck. Two motorists also may have sustained injuries believed at this time to be minor, but further details and information as to what vehicle(s) they were in are not yet available.
The Trooper who was struck was able to call in the crash himself on his radio, reporting he and the tow driver needed medical assistance.
The crash occurred at 6:11 a.m. north of Exit 40.
The facts and circumstances of the crash are under investigation, including whether road or weather conditions were factors. No charges have been filed at this point. The investigation is being conducted by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
One lane is currently closed at the crash scene.