Tyngsboro Police were called to Middlesex Road, just north of Bryant Lane, tonight about 10:15, for a possible head-on crash.
They arrived to find a three-vehicle crash involving two black cars and a maroon sport-utility-vehicle. Police tell me four people were taken to area hospitals, but the folks at the scene were not authorized to release anything else.
I can confirm that no one has died, but I can’t say how severe the injuries were.
Tyngsboro Police requested that a state police accident reconstruction team come to the scene, which almost always indicates serious injury, but according to police radio broadcasts state police said they couldn’t send anyone.
Nashua and Dunstable Police helped Tyngsboro close Middlesex Road (Route 3A), and that road remained closed until shortly before midnight since debris, vehicles, glass and fluids were scattered all over the road.
The two vehicles pictured above came to rest about 50 yards north of the black car in the bottom picture, and there was quite a bit of debris scattered in between.
UPDATE: Deputy Chief Rich Burrows emailed this morning to tell us this crash happened when a 2005 Volvo XC90 that was being driven northbound by Kerry Dovidio, 38, of Londonderry, N.H., crossed the center yellow lines.
Dovidio’s Volvo struck the rear, driver’s side of the maroon SUV, a 2007 BMW 530XI that was being driven southbound William Cusato, 52, of Acton. The Volvo then struck a southbound 2007 Honda Accord driven by Shaun Vieira, 24, of Merrimack, N.H.
There’s some good additional information from a commenter below, though I’m not sure about the time element, because Burrows said no 911 calls were received until 10:06 p.m.
Burrows said Dovidio and a child that were in her car were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua with non life-threatening injuries.
Cusato and Vieira were taken to Lowell General Hospital. Vieira was later transferred to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston with head and neck injuries. I don’t have a condition update on him right now.
Police said it does not appear that alcohol was involved. Dovidio was cited for failure to keep right.