2 people hospitalized in serious condition after Norwood crash leaves them trapped in wreckage

NORWOOD, Mass. — Two people are hospitalized in serious condition after a violent rollover crash in Norwood left them trapped in the wreckage of their vehicles on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to multiple 911 calls for a crash near the intersection of Route 1 and University Avenue found the roof sheered off a white vehicle and a heavily damaged red SUV, both of which had one person trapped inside, according to the Norwood Fire Department.

“When we got there, the top half of the pole was actually hanging above the car as the firefighters were working trying to extricate the person from that car,” said Chief Bill Brooks of the Norwood Police Department.

A medical helicopter was called to the scene while officials worked to extricate the trapped motorists. One victim was flown to a Boston hospital, while the second victim was taken to another city hospital via ambulance.

The names of the victims haven’t been made public.

The crash also toppled electrical poles and downed wires along the roadway, prompting a response by the Norwood Light Department.

“Something like that particularly in a busy area really stretches you thin, so we had supervisors plus some of our command staff just to jump out of the intersection and try to block some traffic so it was helpful to have another agency like Westwood jump in,” said Chief Brooks.

The Norwood Police Department is leading an investigation into the cause of the crash.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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