Note: Article updated at around 4 p.m.
ROWLEY — A woman and a child have been injured following a crash involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer.
The driver “was transported to an area hospital with injuries that are believed to be serious,” Rowley Police Chief Scott Dumas said in a statement.
“Her infant, who was in the car at the time of the crash, was also transported to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening,” he added.
The accident happened at around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, at 100 Haverhill Street (Route 133), not far from the Bradford Tavern.
At the time of the accident, the Rowley police dispatcher radioed that one occupant was trapped with facial injuries and that a child was also in the vehicle.
Firefighters radioed that they would need the Jaws of Life to cut the victims free.
“A preliminary on scene investigation indicates that a 40-year-old woman from Haverhill was traveling west in a 2016 Kia Sportage on Haverhill Street when she crossed the double yellow line and struck a tractor-trailer that was heading east,” Dumas said.
“The woman’s car then came to rest against a tree,” he added.
The truck driver, a 51-year-old man from New Bedford, was not injured.
At the crash scene, Rowley fire department asked for additional manpower from Ipswich and surrounding towns. Newbury Fire Department also responded.
Ipswich police assisted with traffic diversion. Rowley police are still investigating.
“The Massachusetts State Police’s truck team also responded to evaluate the tractor-trailer,” Dumas said.
The road was closed between Route 1 and Bradford Street while police investigated the scene.
The tractor-trailer was removed a little after 1:15 p.m., and the road was opened again around 1:30 p.m.