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Jackknifed tractor trailer leads to massive pileup on Zakim bridge


A jackknifed semi truck caused a multi-vehicle pile up on a Boston bridge on Wednesday morning. 

The accident happened on November 18th at around 7 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the  Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts. 

According to Mass Live News, a semi truck was traveling along Interstate 93 southbound across the bridge when it jackknifed, causing a chain reaction crash involving approximately eight vehicles. 

“The crash resulted in several injuries,” police said in a statement. However, the injuries sustained in the wreck are not believed to be life-threatening

Police reported that the rig was hauling an “extensive load” at the time of the wreck, which led to “extended cleanup time.”

Cleanup was finished and the roadway was reopened by approximately 9:10 a.m.

No further information regarding the crash has been released. 


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