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One person with life-threatening injury in I-95 crash

A State Police photo of the scene.

A State Police photo of the scene.

A crash on Route 128 near the Burlington-Lexington line caused at least one life-threatening injury and forced lane shutdowns, authorities said.

At about 3:15 p.m., a mattress flew off the roof of a car traveling southbound on the highway near the Burlington Mall. A car stopped abruptly to avoid the mattress, causing another vehicle to crash into its bumper, said Assistant Burlington Fire Chief Michael Patterson.

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Emergency responders rushed to the scene and found one car on its side in the middle of the road, said Patterson.

The state Department of Transportation tweeted at about 3:20 p.m. that only one southbound lane was open. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., State Police tweeted that all lanes were open.

Each car was occupied by one person. Both were rushed to the hospital, said Patterson. “The condition of the first car’s occupant was grave,” said Patterson.

The State Police accident reconstruction and crime scene units responded to the scene, State Police said.

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