Mass state police cruiser

SHARON — A state trooper from the Foxboro barracks and a 1-year-old girl were among four people injured in a three-vehicle accident that occurred after an elderly driver tried to cross the median on Interstate 95, officials said.

The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Sharon, near the Foxboro line. Authorities say the trooper was on patrol on I-95 North shortly before 3:30 p.m. when he saw a Toyota Camry turn into a median crossover path.

The trooper stopped the car in the median and explained to the driver, a 79-year-old Littleton woman, that making a U-turn via the median is illegal. He used his cruiser to help her get back into the northbound lanes, police said.

The cruiser, which had its emergency lights activated, and the Camry re-entered the highway, and a Honda Civic with three occupants, including the 1-year-old, moved suddenly to the right to try to get around the cruiser and the other vehicle, police said.

The Civic hit the passenger side of the cruiser and rolled over, coming to rest on its roof. State police say the trooper radioed in the crash and then began to administer emergency aid to the Civic’s occupants: the driver, a 27-year-old Pawtucket man, a 28-year-old female passenger also from Pawtucket, and the child.

All three occupants of the Civic were taken to Boston Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries. The trooper was taken to Norwood Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Camry was not injured but the vehicle sustained damage, state police said.

The accident closed two lanes of travel for a while.

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