LYNN, MASS. (WHDH) - Two people were seriously injured in Lynn Tuesday after a driver left the road and crashed into the bus stop they were sitting in, state police said.
Troopers responding to a reported crash on the Lynnway in the area of Harding Street about 12:30 p.m. determined that a 2009 Hyundai Accent sedan driven by a 32-year-old Lynn man had slammed into the bus stop shelter, according to state police
A 54-year-old woman who was sitting inside was taken by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A 75-year-old man who was also struck was taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
The driver, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital for evaluation and to be treated for minor injuries.
Milton DaSilva said he was driving when the Accent struck him from behind before plowing into the bus stop.
“He hit me in the back and hit somebody waiting for the bus,” DaSilva said. “I’m in shock.”
Another witness said he jumped into the car after it crashed, reached over the driver and threw it into reverse to free the woman pinned underneath.
“People were trying to lift the car and I got in the car and put it in reverse and rolled the car back,” said Joseph Davidson. “There’s no way we were lifting that car.”
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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