CONCORD, MASS. (WHDH) - One person was flown to a Boston area hospital Monday after a vehicle crashed off Lowell Road in town into a nearby river, officials said.
SKY7-HD showed rescue crews surrounding a red Jeep in a wooded area near the road between its intersections with Barretts Mill Road and Liberty Street.
Lowell Road, which was closed after the crash, had reopened later on Monday as of 7:45 p.m., police said.
In a joint statement Concord Police Chief Thomas Mulcahey and Fire Chief Judge said crews responded around 2:30 p.m. after officials received multiple calls reporting a vehicle had crashed into the Assabet River near Lowell Road.
Officials said an off-duty police officer and another bystander tried to help the driver but couldn’t get the person out of the vehicle, which came to a stop in about three feet of water.
Fire crews were later able to cut a door off the vehicle and free the driver, officials said.
Officials said the driver had to be hauled up a 20-foot embankment before being flown to a hospital in Boston for treatment.
No other vehicles were involved in this crash and no one else was in the vehicle that crashed at the time of the incident, according to Mulcahey and Judge.
The crash remained under investigation as of Monday afternoon.
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