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News: Several Crashes Prompted By Wrong-way Driver In Weymouth  

News: Several crashes prompted by wrong-way driver in Weymouth  

On behalf of posted in blog on Monday July 3, 2023

WEYMOUTH, MA – A driver was traveling the wrong way on Route 3 on the Massachusetts South Shore, causing multiple collisions Saturday. 

According to WCVB, Massachusetts State Police were made aware of this wrong-way driver five minutes before 8:30 p.m. Based on word from police and eyewitnesses, the motorist, an unidentified man, was traveling south on the northbound lanes. He then traveled on the wrong-way again. 

The driver crashed into multiple vehicles and then collided with a guardrail and median. 

Bystanders said he got out of his vehicle and held a knife. He released the knife, and officials were able to place him into custody. 

Police have not indicated pending charges for the man, but did say he was transported to “ South Shore Hospital in Weymouth for a psychiatric evaluation.” 

No injuries were reported. 

Additional information will be posted should it become available. 

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