Three injured in crashes on I-290 in Worcester

State Police are investigating three crashes involving at least 10 people that occurred on Interstate 290 in Worcester Friday morning.

Three people had minor injuries and were taken to hospitals, State Police said.

Troopers received reports of the first crash on I-290 near the Interstate 90 split at 7:50 a.m.


In the time it took to get to the scene, two other crashes occurred in the area.

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Three people, all of whom were involved in the third crash, had minor injuries, State Police said.

The third crash involved four vehicles that had been traveling in the left lane.

A 31-year-old Worcester woman driving a Toyota Highlander was struck from behind by a Subaru Impreza, driven by a 16-year-old Dudley youth, State Police said.

An Infiniti GAW, driven by an 18-year-old Dudley man, struck the Subaru from behind, State Police said.


His car was then struck from behind by a Toyota Corolla driven by a 33-year-old Oxford man. The Corolla came to rest on the median barrier.

The Worcester woman, a juvenile passenger in the Subaru, and the Oxford man were taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

The first crash involved three cars, and the second involved two.

No one in those crashes was injured, said a statement by State Police.

All lanes were closed initially. The right lanes reopened at about 8:15 a.m., followed by the left lane at 8:45 a.m.


Worcester police and firefighters assisted at the scene.

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