10-03-2010 Pawtucket, Rhode Island - blackstonevalley

Sunday, October 3, 2010 Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Double Fatal Car Accident In Pawtucket

Shortly before four thirty on Sunday afternoon Pawtucket fire alarm dispatched Engine Two & Rescue One to Weeden & Barton Streets for a motor vehicle accident, car verses tree. Numerous calls were being received reporting possible entrapment and Ladder One & Battalion Three were dispatched to assist in a potential extrication. Engine two arrived in front of the Furniture Warehouse at 329 Barton Street and confirmed a vehicle into a tree with three patients and special called two additional rescues bringing in Pawtucket Rescue Two and Central Falls Rescue One and Engine Five for manpower, A fourth patient fled the scene on foot. All three patients were transported to the trauma center at Rhode Island Hospital where two later died, the third person is still in serious condition. The Pawtucket Police accident reconstruction and Crime scene unit remained on the scene into the evening investigating the cause of the incident. Hours later the fourth person was located on Cowden Street in Central Falls and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries of unknown extent.

This Was also the second fatal car accident in the city in about two weeks. Shortly before midnight on Saturday, September 18 a Massachusetts man was killed following a rollover at the intersection of Power Road and Mineral Spring Avenue, several others were injured.
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