This morning Mattapoisett Fire Department Chief 1, Engine 1 and Rescue 1 responded to Route 6 by the Police Station for a three-car motor vehicle crash. On arrival of Chief 1, it was reported that one vehicle was on its roof and smoking with one person trapped inside.
Crews worked to get the occupant from the vehicle and then secured all the hazards. Fairhaven and Marion Fire Departments assisted with ambulances on the scene. Route 6 was shut down for a lengthy period of time while crews cleaned up the road and the Mattapoisett Police Department could conduct an investigation.
From the New Bedford Police:
On Tuesday, June 12, at approximately 1052 hrs the Mattapoisett Police Department received a report of a severe car crash on Rt. 6 in front of the police station. First units on scene found a Mazda SUV on its roof with severe damage. Officers on scene were advised that there were two additional vehicles involved. The operator of the Mazda was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was initially trapped inside the vehicle. Boston MedFlight was dispatched but later canceled due to extended response time. The driver of the Mazda was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Rhode Island Trauma Center. The occupants of the second and third vehicle sustained what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries and were transported to Tobey Hospital.
Rt. 6 was closed for approximately 1 hr while the accident was investigated and the debris was cleared. The Mattapoisett Police Department was assisted by the Mattapoisett Fire Rescue, Fairhaven Fire EMS, Marion Fire / EMS, Fairhaven Police Department and Marion Police Department, Marion, MA. The accident still remains under investigation by the Mattapoisett Police Department.