Ten injured when Minivan Overturns on I-495

Massachusetts (December 27, 2011)  Ten people were injured in a rollover accident on I-495 in Boxborough.  According to the Massachusetts State Police the crash happened at 3:15 p.m. on I-495 near exit 28 and involved three vehicles.

Margarita Miranda, 34, of Hartsdale, N.Y. was driving a 2004 Ford Freestyle with six passengers in the far right lane of I-495 when a Chrysler Concorde traveling north in the center lane attempted to change into the occupied right lane.  The Chrysler struck the Ford and caused it to spin out of control, slam into the right hand metal guardrail and overturn.

An Eight year-old boy was ejected from the Ford during the rollover and was trapped under the vehicle.  Several Good Samaritans stopped at the scene and lifted the vehicle off of the boy.

A total of ten people were injured in the wreck, five people were transported by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center.  The driver of the Ford was air lifted to Umass Memorial Medical Center.  Three of the injured were transported to Emerson Hospital in Concord and one was taken HealthAlliance Hospital.

Authorities briefly closed all lanes of I-495 to allow a medical helicopter to land.  Several lanes were closed as police investigated the accident and attended to the injured. Traffic was backed up for over 15 miles.

The Massachusetts State Police are investigating the accident and have not released any other information at this time.

Police are reminding all motorists to use their seatbelts, according to the NHTSA “Overall, 44 percent of unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants are ejected, partially or totally, from the vehicle as compared to only 6 percent of restrained occupants”


2004 Ford Freestyle
Driver: Margarita Miranda, 34
Passengers: Margaret Aviles, 5 year old boy, 8 year old boy, Edwin Mendoza, 20, Rebbeka Ramos, 37, Hector Ramos, 68,
1996 Chrysler Concorde
Driver: Anthony Nguyen, 19
Passenger: Sopy Lam, 1

2004 Nissan Sentra
Driver: Irene Roset Nakalyowa, 27



One Thought on “Ten injured when Minivan Overturns on I-495

  1. Sopy Lam on December 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm said:

    I was the passenger inside the Chrysler Concorde and it was the Nissan Sentra who had attempted to switch lanes and hit the van. I was a witness who became a victim.

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