Police seek man who administered lifesaving aid to crash victim

An unknown man provided critical first aid to a 62-year-old woman after she was seriously wounded in a rollover crash Friday morning that left four others injured

Jackson Cote
MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

Police are searching for a good Samaritan who administered critical first aid to a 62-year-old woman after she was seriously wounded in a rollover crash Friday morning in Randolph that left four others injured, officials said.

A 1999 Ford Explorer with five people inside was traveling southbound in the second lane from the right on Route 24 shortly after 7 a.m. when it clipped the front-end of a tractor-trailer, Massachusetts State Police said.

The Ford was crossing into the far right lane, presumably to take Exit 20B, according to state police.

The SUV rolled over into the infield between the highway and the exit ramp, leaving the driver, a 62-year-old Dorchester woman, with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Before the woman was extricated from the Ford by firefighters, a man gave valuable emergency first aid to her, according to state police.

She was then flown by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, according to state police.

Route 24 southbound was shut down for around an hour and a half to allow the medical helicopter to land, authorities said.

The four passengers in the SUV suffered minor injuries and were driven by ambulance to Boston Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center, state police said.

Among the passengers was a 65-year-old Mattapan woman, a 39-year-old Boston man, a 36-year-old Mattapan man and a 27-year-old Dorchester woman, according to authorities.

The person driving the 2016 Volvo tractor-trailer, a 34-year-old Weymouth man, did not appear to suffer any injuries, officials said.

Authorities are looking for the good samaritan who helped the wounded driver. He left the scene once EMS arrived, before troopers knew what he had done and could speak with him, according to officials.

State police said they would like to speak with the man to see whether he witnessed the crash and also to thank him for his help at the scene.

“We likewise would like to speak to any other motorists who may have witnessed the crash,” state police noted.

Any person who was driving on Route 24 near Randolph around 7 a.m. and may have witnessed the crash has been urged to call state police at (617) 698-5840.

The crash remains under investigation.


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