Major Accident Leaves One Dead and Five Hospitalized Early This Morning

At approximately 02:00 hours on Tuesday morning, Boston Fire, EMS and Police from District A-7 responded to the area of Chelsea Street right before the bridge in East Boston for the reports of a single car MVA with trauma and entrapment. On arrival rescuers found a silver Nesian Pathfinder, with multiple occupants trapped and injured, wrapped around a telephone pole.

Boston Fire quickly went to work using multiple heavy rescue tools including the jaws of life to free the occupants. A total of 5 occupants were freed from the vehicle with injuries ranging from serious life-threatening to somewhat minor injuries, a sixth person, believed to be the driver was pronounced deceased within the vehicle and was unable to be removed during the rescue.

It is believed that he expired upon impact and that there was no reasonable measures that could be made to save him. The other 5 occupants were transported to multiple different local area trauma centers where some are expected to make a full recovery while others are still in and out of surgery.

Due to the seriousness of the accident, full notifications were made by the Sergeant on scene with members of the Command Staff, the Crime Scene Response Unit, the Fatal Collision Investigation Team responding to assist.

After almost two hours of investigating, the medical examiner with the assistance of Boston Fire Rescue Personnel were able to remove the body of the deceased and he was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The car was towed from the scene and the street was reopened. At this time no further information is available.