BREAKING NEWS - Multi-Vehicle Accident on Sagamore Bridge during holiday rush

Sagamore Bridge closed for an hour, traffic basked up 15 miles on Route 3


Firefighters treat one of several victims at an accident scene on the Sagamore Bridge Friday afternoon.

"I saw the black SUV flying in the air..." Maria Francescon of Mansfield descibing the view through her windshield.

BOURNE - 63-year-old Stephen Woodman of Brookline drove up the on ramp at the eastbound lane of Roure 6 near the Christmas Tree Shop around 2:30 Friday afternoon, crossed the two lanes of traffic heading off-Cape over the bridge, and continued head-on into cars coming onto Cape Cod.

In hitting one car head-on, Woodman's SUV flew into the air, turning over in flight, and landed on the front of a car driven by Lily Ng of Brighton.

The ensuing pile-up claimed four vehicles and closed the bridge for an hour during the annual Fourth of July traffic jam leaving  Woodman's SUV three feet above the pavement with the back end of his vehicle hanging over the edge of the bridge,

There were several reported injuries. The accident happened around 2:30 PM Friday (07-03-09).

Woodman was taken to Jordon Hospital in Plymouth and both Ngs to Cape Cod Hospital.

The Sagamore Bridge was closed down for over an hour as rescue crews and police cleared the scene and traffic was backed up for 15 miles on Route 3 southbound coming towards Cape.

(Video and photos by David G. Curran)

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