State Police report a driver failed to navigate the sharp curve from the end of I-95 onto Rte. 128 north around 1:25 a.m., and had his left arm amputated during a crash that involved guardrails on both sides of the ramp.
A state trooper applied a tourniquet and paramedics transported the 28-year-old Randolph man to Boston Medical Center. Troopers then found his arm and rushed it to the hospital in the hopes it could be re-attached (Live Boston photo of a trooper running into the hospital with the arm).
Live Boston reports the man and and his arm were transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where surgeons with particular expertise in limb-reattachment surgery were standing by.
State Police say the driver's passenger, a Randolph woman, was not injured in the crash.
State Police add:
The driver, for reasons still under investigation, failed to negotiate the ramp’s right bearing curve and drove off the the left edge of the road onto the grass shoulder. The car struck a guardrail, then traveled back across the road, where it struck another guardrail along the right edge of the road.