Fiery Accident Slows Traffic on Mass Pike In Auburn

by | Sep 20, 2013

No Injuries After Car Crashes, Erupts Into Flames

Updated 3:14 pm

All occupants exited safely, and no one was injured.

All occupants exited safely, and no one was injured.

A motor vehicle accident shortly after noon time Friday slowed traffic on the Mass Turnpike around the 89.5 mile marker after a vehicle traveling westbound was involved in a car accident and jumped the median and caught fire in the eastbound side.

Auburn Fire Rescue along with the State Police arrived at the accident and found that all of the occupants in the vehicle had escaped the vehicle and were not injured. Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. of the Auburn Fire Rescue Department said that the vehicle was traveling west and after the accident jumped the guardrail and landed on the eastbound side of the roadway. “The occupants of the vehicle are extremely lucky that they were not injured and that there was not a fatality in this accident” Chief Coleman said.

The vehicle fire was quickly extinguished and traffic on the eastbound side was backed up beyond the Charlton rest area for about an hour and a half.

>>Thanks to the Auburn Fire Department for photos and details.