A man suffered life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon when his Buick Encore crashed into a bridge abutment on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua and caught fire.

Nashua Deputy Fire Chief Glen MacDonald said firefighters responded to the accident just before 3 p.m. on the turnpike's Exit 2 southbound ramp and found the vehicle ablaze. 

The driver, a middle-aged man, had already been removed from the vehicle when firefighters arrived, MacDonald said in a news release.

He was taken to a local hospital.

The fire was extinguished and a special hazards unit was called to contain runoff from vehicle fluids.

The accident is being investigated by the Nashua Police and New Hampshire State Police.

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