Friday Morning Drive-time Car Fire and Multi Car Accident on McGrath Highway Somerville

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Photos Courtesy of our readers Polar Peralta, Diane Lima, Joann Crosby, Michelle McClulan, Marsha McGlashing Elio LoRusso, Janeen Mobilia, George Smichinki, Dave Crosby, Jerrilyn Mitrano Williams, Maureen Cuff Bastardi and the Somerville Fire Department

By William Tauro

Firefighters responded to a multicar pileup on McGrath Highway at Highland Avenue early Friday morning.

Massachusetts State police shut down McGrath Highway to one lane each direction and rerouted thousands of commuters in traffic during the clean up.

Statement from Somerville Fire Department, Charles Breen:

On March 20th @ 752 a.m. the Somerville F.D. was alerted to a serious motor vehicle crash on McGrath Highway and Medford Street. At least four vehicles were involved with one of the vehicles fully engulfed in flames upon arrival. Firefighters treated several injured victims in addition to extinguishing the vehicle fire. Somerville Police, MA State Police and Cataldo Ambulance were all on scene.

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