Right around 03:00 hours this morning, a Massachusetts State Trooper rushed a severed arm to Boston Medical Center following a brutal crash in Canton that resulted in arm of the vehicles’ occupant to be severed from their body. The crash was reported around 01:30 hours and immediately responded to by Troopers out of the Foxboro Barracks. The crash involved just the single vehicle, a Toyota Camry, on the on-ramp to I-95.
Responding Troopers and Canton Firefighters found the driver, a 28 year old man from Randolph, with serious injuries that left one arm amputated. A Trooper applied a tourniquet to the victim, before being transported by ambulance to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The roadway was shut down while emergency personnel continued to investigate the crash, leading to the recovery of the victims limb. The limb was rushed to BMC before the injured individual was eventually transferred to Brigham & Women’s hospital with the arm, where they had specialists ready to attempt surgical reattachment.
There has been no update on the condition or outcome of surgery. The passenger of the vehicle remained uninjured. The crash was investigated by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section as well as Crime Scene Services Section. Preliminary investigations concluded that the vehicle was traveling northbound on I-95 when the driver failed to navigate the curve of the ramp, sending the vehicle off the road where it struck a guardrail before traveling back across the road where it struck the guardrail on the opposing side. The cause for the failure to properly negotiate the ramp is still being investigated.