Westford accident snarls I-495 traffic

Full story: Lowell Sun 7
A crash involving two cars and a bus slowed commuter traffic to a crawl on Interstate 495 this morning. Full Story
Shawn

Tewksbury, MA

#1 Aug 26, 2008
That's funny. I've driven down 495 for decades and never rolled over. People should pay attention and lay off the gas a bit. In other words if all the speeding idiots would slow down we would all be safer. Speeding fines should be tripled.Third speeding conviction and you lose your life for 10 years and pay a $10,000 dollar fine. Time to change driver's attitudes around here. I LOVE the speed traps on the connector.

Since: Aug 08

Lowell

#2 Aug 26, 2008
I agree. People are so freakin stupid. I saw an accident on 495 N @ exit 38 last Saturday afternoon that was pretty bad. Some idiot cut off another car in the fast lane then slammed on the brakes causing quite the pile up. I was right in front of it getting off a the exit, thankfully. I would love to know what happened. It was never on the news or in the paper. People need to pay attention.
none

Johns Island, SC

#3 Nov 6, 2008
Instead of commenting on other driver's responsibilty and what they should and should not do, may you guys/gals should pay more attention on what you are doing.
How many times have I seen drivers rolling at 50-55mph on the passing lane? Do you realize why it's illegal to block the passing lane? It creates traffic and will slow down not just the on/off lane, and traveling but all lanes, disallowing faster vehicles to pass inturn creates accident.
Jon

Rutland, MA

#4 Jan 23, 2009
Here's the best suggestion: STAY OUT OF THE LEFT LANE OF THE HIGHWAY! PERIOD. Unless you have to be in that lane, don't go there. It could be one of us tomorrow. Drive for the well-being of everyone else, please.
Chelmsford Kid

Boston, MA

#5 Jan 23, 2009
Probably some idiot on a cell phone. Think of how much money this state would make if we pulled over and ticketed every moron on a cell phone.

I too LOVE the speed trap on the connector. I got caught in it two years ago to the sum of $240 and guess what? I slow down now to 40mph at the end.
shocked

Acton, MA

#6 Apr 26, 2009
Strange, I just saw a bad one today. How is it that many of the drivers on 495 are speed freaks? And I never see a state trooper out there waiting for the latest idiot, unlike 93 etc. I keep thinking it's b/c they (the state police) can not keep up and more accidents would occur. Today there were a number of decent people willing to be witnesses, but many others would just chase the police cars to get ahead, without caring about the fire engine or ambulances behind. It's disgusting. 495 has a serious problem and it's being overlooked. Speed traps are desperately needed, in my mind.
MikeA

Manchester, NH

#7 Aug 30, 2009
god bless the families who lost loved ones to john cousineaus wreckless driving i know him personally and i know he drove like an ass hope he gets whats comming ...

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