Man falls off trailer in West Newbury, flown to Boston for treatment

West Newbury Police
A Stoneham man was airlifted from West Newbury to Boston after falling off a trailer attached to a truck and hitting his head.

A Stoneham man in his 40s was flown by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital after falling off a trailer attached to a commercial truck in West Newbury Thursday morning, officials said.

The truck, which belonged to Superior Sealcoat, Inc., was traveling east at around 10:23 a.m. from Crane Neck Road in the area of 270 Main St. with two men standing on the trailer when one fell off and hit his head, West Newbury Police Chief Art Reed and Fire Chief Michael Dwyer said in a statement.

He suffered a life-threatening head injury and was transported to a hospital in Boston via medical helicopter, according to the statement.


The driver, the passenger, and the other man standing on the trailer were not injured.

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Attempts to reach Superior Sealcoat were unsuccesful Thursday night.

The incident is under investigation by West Newbury police and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.

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