Saturday was a busy day for local and state law enforcement due to several car accidents throughout Central Massachusetts.
In Worcester, two men were injured when the 1995 Honda Civic they were traveling in rolled over on Interstate 290, near the Interstate 190 split, according to state police. The
vehicle came to rest on its roof under the overpass.
When police arrived at the scene, both occupants of the vehicle were found to be conscious and alert.
State police said the 23-year-old driver and the passenger in the vehicle were both from Worcester. They were taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center — Memorial Campus with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, in Sturbridge an accident
temporarily closed the right lane of Route 20 eastbound.
A motorist had to be extricated from his vehicle after being trapped in it after a two-vehicle crash.
Police said the accident occurred shortly after noon in the eastbound lane of Route 20, near the Stop & Shop gas station. The driver of vehicle was trapped and Sturbridge firefighters who responded to the accident had to use spreaders to pry a door open and free the motorist. The rescued motorist suffered minor injuries.
In addition to Sturbridge police and fire, state police also responded to the accident scene. That crash remains under investigation.
In Northbridge, police responded to a three-car accident that occurred at Quaker Street and Church Street Extension, also shortly after noon.
Two of those involved in the accident were taken to area hospitals, while three others were said to be all right. No further details about the accident were available Saturday night; it is still under investigation by Northbridge Police.
In Westminster around 3:30pm, one of the two westbound lanes of Route 2 had to be temporarily closed after a two-car accident near exit 27, according to state police. No injuries were reported.