Police: 80-year-old drove wrong way for 3 miles on turnpike

No one was hurt

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — State police say three vehicles crashed trying to avoid an 80-year-old Westwood man who drove three miles in the wrong direction on the Massachusetts Turnpike and then struck a median barrier.

A state police spokesman says the driver had initially been headed toward Boston but went in the wrong direction at the Allston-Brighton tolls Monday afternoon. The spokesman says the man then drove into a median in Newton.

Officials say the man was taken to a hospital in Brighton with minor injuries.

Three cars collided in the breakdown lane after he crashed. No one was hurt.

The incident remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.


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