5 hospitalized following serious crash in Dorchester

BOSTON (WHDH) - A serious crash in Dorchester sent five people to the hospital early Monday morning.

Officers responding to the intersection of Columbia Road and Hancock Street around 12:30 a.m. found at least one car involved in the crash.

It appears first responders had to cut open the car to extricate the passengers from the mangled vehicle.

Boston EMS says the victims were transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries.

The car has been towed away from the scene.

Area resident Roy Williams told 7News that the intersection is dangerous and often a spot for trouble.

“Drivers tend to not stop at the stop sign. They fly right through sometimes,” he said. “These people don’t pay attention.”

The crash is under investigation.

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