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AYER — A 26-year-old Ayer man is in serious condition at UMass Medical Center in Worcester following a single-car accident early Monday morning on Groton School Road.

The man was driving northbound on the road when he crossed the center line, swerved back into the northbound travel lane, lost control of the car, spun, and hit the driver’s side door of the Honda Civic into a telephone pole. The accident happened at 2:12 a.m. in the vicinity of 61 Groton School Road, according to Ayer police Lt. Brian Gill. Ayer police Sgt. John MacDonald and Patrolman Richard Krasinskas responded to the scene.

The unconscious man, whose identity is being withheld pending the outcome of the investigation, was transported from the scene by Ayer Ambulance to the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. From there, the man was transported by medical helicopter to UMASS Medical Center where he remains in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

The Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction unit responded to the scene to assist the Ayer Police in the investigation. Groton School Road was closed until about 5:30 a.m. Monday morning from the intersection of Fitchburg Road/Route 2A to Rosewood Avenue until the investigation at the scene concluded.

— Mary Arata

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