Chief Scott T. Lachance
100 Union St.,
Attleboro, MA 02703
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Attleboro Fire Department Responds to Serious Rollover Crash
ATTLEBORO — Chief Scott T. Lachance reports that the Attleboro Fire Department responded to a serious motor vehicle crash early Thursday morning where two people were injured.
Shortly before 1 a.m., Attleboro Fire responded to the intersection of Thatcher Street and South Main Street for a report of a rollover crash.
Upon arrival, firefighters came upon a Jaguar sedan convertible that had crashed and come to rest on its roof.
A woman passenger, believed to be in her 30s, was trapped in the back seat of the vehicle and was unconscious.
Firefighters used a hydraulic extrication rescue tool to free the woman from the vehicle. Due to the heavy damage and the vehicle being on its roof, it took firefighters about 20 minutes to safely free the woman.
She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with what are believed to be life threatening injuries.
A male driver, also in his late 30s, was able to get himself out from under the vehicle before firefighters arrived on scene. The man was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
The man and woman were the only occupants of the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Attleboro Police also responded to close off the roads and investigate the cause of the crash.
Both roads were closed for more than an hour while crews worked to assist the victims and investigate the crash. The roads have since been reopened.