A young person was transported to a Boston hospital by helicopter and the other occupants were transported to Salem after a car struck a railroad bridge abutment at Stetson Avenue early this morning.
Swampscott fire and police units responded to the crash about 1 a.m., said Fire Chief Kevin Breen. The individual transported to Boston had a head injury. The other three occupants were transported to Salem Hospital.
All of the individuals were conscious upon the arrival of first responders, the fire chief said.
All the individuals were out of the vehicle, which caught fire. It is unclear if they were helped by a passerby or got out on their own, he said.
Fire crews extinguished the fire.
The car was traveling towards Norfolk Avenue when it struck the bridge abutment, the fire chief said.
The car was a four-door sedan, a rental.
Swampscott fire and police and Lynn fire were at Clarke when the helicopter landed and took off.