Wrong-way crash sends three men to hospital

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Three men were transported to Rhode Island Hospital Thursday following a serious wrong-way crash on I-95 in Attleboro.

Mass. State Police said a 2005 Ford Explorer traveling northbound crossed the median into the southbound lanes near Exit 3 and struck the left side of a 2005 Infiniti sedan, inflicting heavy damage. The Explorer then careened off the Infiniti and struck a 2007 Toyota Prius head-on.

All three drivers were taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Police said the driver of the Explorer, a 33-year-old Stoughton man, and the driver of the Infiniti, a 21-year-old Attleboro man, suffered serious injuries, while the driver of the Prius, a 52-year-old Providence man, suffered potentially serious injuries.

The crash backed up traffic on the highway for more than two hours. Crews had the scene clear by 8:30 p.m., and all travel lanes were reopened to traffic.

A medical helicopter responded to the scene, but was called off prior to landing.

It’s not yet clear what caused the SUV to cross the median.

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