UPDATE: Person Pulled From Burning Car on West Main Street [IMAGE GALLERY/VIDEO]
The car was reported to be draped in live wires after a crash near the intersection of West and West Main streets.
UPDATE, June 23, 12:15 p.m. — Spokespersons from both the Westborough fire and police departments reported that the condition of the man pulled from the burning car is currently unknown. At this time, no cause for the crash has been released.
UPDATE, 7:15 p.m. — A spokesperson at the Westborough Fire Department said the man pulled from the car was taken to the hospital with serious and life-threatening injuries.
UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. — Calling the crash "horrendous," witnesses tell Westborough Patch that it appeared the person was pulled from the backseat of a burning Lexus.
Reportedly, firefighters had trouble getting to the person, believed to be a man, because the flames would reignite each time a rescue attempt was made.
The bottom half of the telephone pole is said to be destroyed and the car is still sitting in a nearby lawn.
Friday, June 22, 6:15 p.m. — At 6 p.m., Westborough police and firefighters were called to the scene of a crash near West and West Main streets. A car was reported to be on fire, with live wires draped over it and a person trapped inside.
First responders confirmed that the wires were live. An ambulance was called to the scene and the person pulled from the car was taken “priority one” to the hospital. Preliminary and unconfirmed reports indicate the person was a Grafton resident.
Grafton police were asked to divert traffic away from West Main Street into town.
Police Chief Alan Gordon, officers and fire officials remain at the scene at this time.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Westborough Patch for more information as it becomes available.