WESTON, Mass. (WHDH) – A dentist and nurse got out of their cars and rushed to help the driver of a tractor-trailer after his vehicle rolled over on the Mass Pike in Weston.

The truck flipped over on an eastbound ramp near Route 128 on Thursday. Dr. Dmitry Merzon said he was on his way to work as a dentist in Cambridge when he rushed to help the tractor-trailer’s driver. Merzon said he used to be an EMT and knew what to do. He was joined by another good Samaritan, a trauma nurse.

Officials said the tractor-trailer, loaded with 48,000 pounds of recycled paper, rolled over and hit the guardrail. Merzon and the nurse managed to free the driver and gave him first aid before first responders arrived.

The driver was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Merzon said he does not consider himself a hero.

“I’m lucky to be able to help,” said Merzon.

The crash is under investigation but officials said speed may be a factor.




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