March 9, 2010 – Michael Gallant, 51, from Somerville, Massachusetts suffered serious personal injuries when his vehicle crashed into a guardrail on Route 128 South, triggering a five car pileup. Vicki Pardallis, 39, from Medford, and Celia Cohen, 52, from Randolph, were also injured in the crash. The accident happened just past midnight on Saturday near Winter Street in Waltham.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, Gallant’s 1999 Toyota Camry careened into the left guardrail and then spun out of control. Pardallis’ 2003 Ford Crown Victoria and Cohen’s 2004 Nissan Maxima crashed into the Camry. A 2005 Ford Focus and a 1993 Toyota Corrolla were also involved in the accident, but their drivers were not injured.
Gallant was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he was listed as in intensive care on Sunday evening. Pardallis and Cohen were both taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Gallant is expected to be charged criminally for driving with a suspended license and driving without proper authority. The accident remains under investigation and the state police are looking into whether or not alcohol was a factor.
Source: The Daily News Tribune