Weymouth Bridge Crash – NBC Boston

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An elderly woman was rushed to hospital Thursday night after the car she was driving plunged from a bridge under construction in Weymouth, Massachusetts, police said.

The incident was reported to Weymouth Police at around 7.15pm, and the 75-year-old woman who was driving was taken to a local hospital.

There was no word Thursday night on the woman’s condition or the possible injuries she suffered in the crash.

Weymouth Police said they did not know how or why the woman crossed the area, noting that there were cones to alert construction drivers.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said the section of road where the accident occurred is a project work area where there are “various forms of advance notice.”

MassDOT says these include variable message signs alerting construction operators and a recommended speed limit of 30 MPH in the work area.

“Additionally, the signage increases as you approach the work area, which is still demarcated by reflective barrels,” the agency said in a statement.

MassDOT said Thursday evening that staff were staying on site to ensure the work area remains secure and directed any other questions related to the accident to Massachusetts State Police.

An investigation is underway.


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