A recent car crash in Concord left the driver as well as a Massachusetts State Police Trooper with multiple minor injuries, authorities confirmed.
State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Joachim said the 50-year-old driver of the car hit a construction barrier and the impact flipped the vehicle into the Concord Reservoir. Luckily, the driver was able to free himself from the front seat and move into the back seat where an air bubble was present.
The driver, whose name was not released, was also able to make an emergency call. Joachim said it would be hard form responders to locate him if he had not called them because of the location.
Sharing the incident, Joachim said, “If he hadn’t called us nobody would have found him for at least a day because of the location. He’s 35 feet down below over the guardrail. Maybe tomorrow one of the construction workers would have found him, but other than that he wouldn’t have been found.”
State Police responded to the call at around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The rescue operation caused the closure of Lexington’s Rte. 2 East to I-95 Southbound ramp. The trooper was injured while trying to pull the driver out of the crashed car.
The driver told police that he lost control of his car after hitting a puddle. An investigation into the incident is still underway.