At about 9:35 a.m. this morning, State Police from the Middleboro Barracks responded to a single-vehicle, rollover crash on Route 495 Southbound between Exits 2 and 3 which resulted in serious injuries to two Rhode Island men and one juvenile.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Cory Medeiros indicates that a 26-year-old man from Providence was traveling on Route 495 Southbound in a 2003 Ford F-350 when, for reasons still under investigation, he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to rollover and crash into a tree off the breakdown lane. The driver and a juvenile passenger were entrapped in the vehicle and the vehicle caught fire. Thankfully, three good Samaritans stopped at the scene and were able to extinguish the fire and tend to the victims. Middleboro and Wareham Fire Department personnel extricated the driver and juvenile using the Jaws-of-Life.
The driver was transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham before being flown by MedFlight to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for treatment of serious injuries. An 18-year-old male passenger from Lincoln, R.I. was flown by MedFlight to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A 17-year-old passenger was flown by MedFlight to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for treatment of serious injuries.
The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section. No charges have been filed at this time.
State Police were assisted on scene by Middleboro, Wareham, and Brewster EMS, Middleboro and Wareham Fire, and MassDOT.