Person hospitalized following fiery single-car crash in East Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) - One person was hospitalized following a fiery single-car crash that left the involved vehicle charred and significantly damaged in East Boston on Friday morning.

Emergency crews responding to a reported crash at 230 McClellan Highway just after 6:30 a.m. transported one person to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, Boston police said.

Antonio Abanti who witnessed the crash said, “It’s a sad day and hopefully the kid… will survive.”

A power pole had been knocked over and debris could be seen scattered across the highway leaving residents in the area without power for hours.

A portion of the highway has been closed, resulting in traffic backups.

The car has since been towed away from the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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