December 2, 2009 – Anderson Cadell, Jr., 33, an environmental cleanup worker from Seabrook, New Hampshire, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained when he was struck by a car on Route 3 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Salvatore Pintone, 30 of Lynnfield, was working alongside Cadell and was seriously injured. Juanita McKenzie, 33 of Lowell, was driving her 2001 Acura MDX partially in the break down lane when she struck the two men, pinning them between her SUV and their truck. The accident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Soon after the initial collision, a Chevrolet Cavalier driven by George Patterson, 61 of Chelmsford, smashed into the back of the Acura and slid across the highway. Patterson and his dog were treated for minor injuries.
Cadell and Pintone were part of an environmental cleanup crew directed by United Oil Recovery Inc., which was cleaning an oil spill from an accident on Route 3 last week. Cadell was an employee of United Oil for the past seven years, but Pintone did not work for the company.
Cadell was killed instantly when he was pinned between the SUV and the cleanup truck. Pintone was taken by helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and has apparently lost one of his legs. The driver, McKenzie, suffered chest injuries and was taken to the Lahey Clinic.
The northbound lanes of Route 3 were closed for almost three hours. The accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police and no charges have been filed at this time.