Rockland: Route 3 crash leaves driver with life-threatening injuries

State Police are investigating a crash on Route 3 late Friday morning that left the driver with life-threatening injuries. The crash happened around 11:35 a.m. on Route 3 North just north of exit 14 for Route 228 in Rockland. Police say a car crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer, veered into the asphalt median and came to rest at the southbound median guard rail. CPR was performed on the victim at the scene and he was taken to South Shore Hospital.

State Police say the car, a BMW, was driven by 60 year old Michael Ross of Rockland, and behind the wheel of the truck was 39 year old Scott Davis of Cortland, OH. Ross’ condition is unknown. Davis wasn’t injured, according to police.

All lanes were back open by 2:00.  State Police say the cause is under investigation.

At its height, traffic on Route 3 north was backed up over five miles. Traffic on Route 53 through Norwell was also heavy as a result of drivers trying to find an alternate route. All lanes were re-opened by 2:00 p.m.


Car involved in the crash is towed. Photo by Ed Perry/WATD

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Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.