Victim Identified In Route 38 Head-On Crash, Condition Updated
Jul 28, 2015 12:20PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Vehicles involved in a three-car crash on Route 38 near Mahoney's Garden Center on July 27. Photo courtesy Tewksbury Police Department Twitter account
Forest Winslow, who lives on Carnation Drive, was taken by Med-Flight to Brigham and Women's Hospital following the three-car crash near Mahoney's Garden Center.
According to a family member, Winslow suffered severe injuries in the accident. He is being treated for a fractured neck and bleeding on the brain.
According to a Tewksbury Fire Department spokesman, the crash took place around 10:45 a.m. when Winslow, driving a Lincoln Town Car, traveling south, crossed the yellow lines, sideswiped a pickup truck and then struck a third vehicle head-on.
Remarkably, Winslow was the only person to sustain injuries in the collision. The driver of the car that was struck head on was saved from injury when her air bags deployed. She got out of her car right away and rushed over to the Lincoln to try and assist Winslow before emergency crews arrived,
Massachusetts State Police are investigating the cause of the accident. It is unclear if Winslow may have suffered a medical episode, causing him to lose control of his vehicle.