Saugus accident backs up Route 1 North traffic - News

Saugus accident backs up Route 1 North traffic

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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 12:00 am

SAUGUS - An afternoon accident on Route 1 North in Saugus tied up traffic back to Route 60, said Saugus Fire Chief James Blanchard.

Capt. Donald Shea said a car traveling north near Burger King rear-ended another car, which was sent crashing into a nearby pole.

Shea said there were no serious injuries, but one person was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Shea did not know which hospital the person was taken to.

Firefighters cleared the accident by around 4 p.m. Friday, but traffic was still backed up, said Shea.

"It doesn't take long to back it up does it?" said Shea. "It's unbelievable. A lot of volume up here."

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