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Seven people — including four children — were injured Sunday on Interstate 95 in Georgetown after an SUV crossed over a grass median and slammed head-on into another vehicle, officials said.

The car crash happened around 1:40 p.m., closing a section of the highway as one of the patients was taken from the scene by medical helicopter, Georgetown Fire Chief Fred Mitchell Jr. said.

The aftermath of the crash.
The aftermath of the crash.Georgetown Fire Department.

A 25-year-old woman drove from the northbound lanes onto the southbound side of the highway, State Police Trooper Matthew Guarino said

The woman’s 2005 Chevy SUV hit a 2006 Nissan, according to the Georgetown Fire Department.

Six passengers were in the Nissan: a mother, father, and four children, Guarino said. The mother suffered significant head and back trauma and was taken by medical helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

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Guarino said the woman was not wearing a seatbelt and fell out of the vehicle when the door was opened.

The father and children were taken to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. There was no further word about their conditions. The driver of the Toyota also went to Anna Jaques with non-life threatening injuries.

Mitchell said his department declared the crash a mass causality incident because five ambulances were needed to transport the victims.


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