August 8, 2012 – Axel Delgado, 26, of Malden, sustained serious personal injuries when the SUV he had operating rolled over after swerving to avoid another vehicle in the Tip O’Neil Tunnel in Boston. Fatima Terif, 29, from East Boston was operating the other car. A 4 year old Malden girl was partially ejected from Delgado’s SUV. Other passengers, including a 5 year old boy, were also injured. The accident occurred at around 12:20 a.m. on Sunday on Interstate 93 northbound, just past exit 23.
The girl and her mother, a 24 year old Malden woman who was also a passenger in Delgado’s SUV, were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”), where they both remain in critical condition. Delgado and the 5 year old boy, were treated and released from MGH. Delgado’s two other passengers, a 24 year old Dorchester man, 21 year old Dorchester woman, were taken to Tufts Medical Center and treated for non life threatening injuries.
Delgado was charged with operating with a suspended license and failing to properly restrain a child under eight years old. Terif was issued a civil citation for a marked lanes violation.
The accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police.