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Driver killed in fatal crash in Attleboro

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  1. kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 89K+Poster

    ATTLEBORO - Authorities say a driver lost control of an SUV while speeding on Route 95 North in Attleboro, rolled over across several lanes and was ejected from the vehicle, suffering fatal injuries.
    State police say the 37-year-old driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead after the Monday evening crash.
    Police on Tuesday identified the victim as James Lockhart of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
    Police say an initial investigation shows that the man was not wearing a seat belt and that speed was a factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

    http://bostonherald.com/news/region...02_Driver_killed_in_fatal_crash_in_Attleboro/
  2. kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 89K+Poster

    Fatal end to holiday

    BY STEPHEN PETERSON SUN CHRONICLE STAFF
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 3:42 AM EDT




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    Attleboro firefighters help a victim of a motorcycle crash on South Main Street in Attleboro on Monday evening. The crash was one of several on area roads. (Photo by Stu Skerker)

    One person was killed and another seriously injured when they were ejected from vehicles in separate rollover accidents on area highways Monday, jamming up holiday traffic.

    A man was ejected from an SUV he was driving when it rolled over several lanes of Interstate 95 North just past Bristol Place shopping plaza and Route 1A in South Attleboro about 6 p.m.

    The victim, whose name wasn't being released by state police Monday night, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, where he was pronounced dead.

    "He suffered multiple injuries to the head and body trauma," Fire Capt. Neil Gagne said.

    The victim was the only occupant of the vehicle, and it was a single vehicle accident, state police said. The man was not wearing a seat belt, police added.


    A preliminary investigation by State Trooper William Langmead indicates the man was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer SUV at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle, rolling over across several lanes of the highway and coming to a rest in the median.

    Traffic was backed up to the Pawtucket line.

    Due to the investigation and vehicle removal, the left lane of I-95 North was closed for about two hours, state police said.

    The crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Besides Attleboro firefighters, MassHighway also assisted state police at the scene.

    Earlier Monday afternoon, two people were injured, one seriously who was ejected from a car, in a rollover crash on Interstate 495 North in Wrentham.

    The most seriously injured victim, an 18-year-old passenger, was taken by Plainville ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

    "He was ejected from the vehicle," Plainville Fire Lt. Robert Skinner said. "He had some head trauma and some leg injuries."

    The other victim, also a man, was taken to Caritas-Norwood Hospital in Norwood with minor injuries by a Wrentham ambulance. That victim was reportedly out of the car when rescue crews arrived.

    The accident was reported at 4:10 p.m. in the median of the highway and just after Route 1.

    Holiday traffic was also backed up from the crash.


    "It was backed up quite a bit, all the way to 95," Skinner said.

    The accident also remains under investigation, but a blown tire may have been the cause, said state police, who weren't releasing the names of the victims.

    In another serious Labor Day accident Monday, a Franklin woman was seriously injured and had to be flown to a hospital after the van she was a passenger in crashed into a tree in Franklin in the morning.

    The woman was flown by medical helicopter to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Fire Capt. James Hagerty said.

    She suffered hip, leg and chest injuries, Hagerty said.

    The driver, a man believed to be her husband, wasn't injured.

    The accident was reported about 8:30 a.m. on Skyline Drive, which is located in the north end of town.

    The accident remains under investigation by local police.

    Also, a man was injured in a motorcycle crash on South Main Street in Attleboro Monday night.

    The victim was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro with minor injuries.

    The accident was reported about 7 p.m. on a dangerous curve in the Dodgeville section of the city.

    Another motorcyclist was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 6 near Seekonk Speedway Monday night.

    The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, suffering from head injuries and a broken arm.

    The crash, which remains under investigation by local police, was reported about 8:30 p.m.


    http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2008/09/02/news/3610691.txt

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