Sunday, July 3, 2011 Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Randolph Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Pawtucket's S-Curve
In the early evening hours of a rainy Sunday night as hundreds gathered for Randolph’s Independence Day Festivities a female driver interrupted the Parade by driving through it with her vehicle. Randolph Police arrived and gave chase while the driver entered onto Route 93 and proceeded towards Route 95. Massachusetts State Police became involved in the chase near Norwood and setup stop sticks miles South of the pursuit. With speeds in the ninety's the subject somehow missed the spike strip and continued southbound the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing was subsequently requested for air support. The pursuit traveled through Norwood, Canton, Walpole, Foxborough and exited Norfolk County in Sharon it continued south into Bristol County and went through Mansfield, North Attleborough & Attleborough the decision was made to terminate the chase at the Rhode Island state line. Rhode Island State Police were notified of this fact and troopers engaged the chase in Pawtucket at Exit 30. Due to road conditions and the drivers excessive speed she made it approximately a mile into Rhode Island and crashed in the infamous Pawtucket S-Curve after striking a light pole and the Exchange Street bridge abutment. With guns drawn Randolph, Massachusetts State, Rhode Island State & Pawtucket Police approached the vehicle. The single occupant was found unconscious and was removed and transported via Pawtucket Rescue crews to Rhode Island Trauma Center for treatment of unknown injuries. The Pawtucket S-Curve is treacherous at normal speeds and conditions and has been the site of hundreds of accidents some of them fatal. No additional injures were reported.