FAIRHAVEN - Three people are seriously injured after a multi-vehicle crash in Fairhaven Wednesday afternoon.

Fairhaven Fire Chief Tim Francis tells WBSM News the accident took place at around 12:47 p.m.

Francis says while a motorist had pulled over on Route 240 southbound before Bridge Street to fix the trailer hitch connected to his truck and the boat he was pulling. Chief Francis says, at that time, another vehicle traveling south tried to get around traffic.

"Apparently, a car tried to squeeze between two other cars, pushed the car into the boat trailer, and smashed into the guys," said Francis.

The collision involved a total of three vehicles, with a minivan careening into the brush down an embankment.

Three people were seriously injured in the crash, with one of them being Medflighted to a Boston area hospital. The other two were transported via ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital, with another victim taken to St. Luke's Hospital with minor injuries.

Route 240 Southbound remains closed as the accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit.

Rt. 240 Crash in Fairhaven - Gallery