Man suffers life-threatening injuries after vehicle rolls over, hits tree on I-495

Man suffers life-threatening injuries after vehicle rolls over, hits tree on I-495

ANDOVER, Mass. — A man has been seriously injured after crashing his car on I-495 in Andover.

Andover emergency officials responded to a serious crash at 1 p.m. Monday that forced them to temporarily shut down the highway.

Officials say a man in his late 20s was driving north on the highway when his car left the road, rolled onto its side before violently striking a tree. The man became trapped inside the vehicle as it became partially wrapped around the tree.

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It took firefighters nearly one hour to extricate the driver.

A medical helicopter responded to the crash and transported the man to a Boston hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.