1 person injured after 2 separate car accidents on I-291

Both accidents happened around the same spot

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There was heavy traffic on I-291 eastbound in Springfield after two separate car accidents, early Monday evening, within 30 minutes apart.

According to State Police Trooper Robert Lima, there was a three car crash around 4:00 p.m. on I-291 near Exit 6 to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Then, around 4:20 p.m., there was a two car crash at the same spot.

Trooper Lima said one person from the three car crash was taken to Baystate Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. No one was injured in the two car crash.

State Police are still investigating the cause of the crashes. Both crashes were cleared Tuesday night.

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