Five taken to hospital after Scituate crash
SCITUATE, R.I. (WJAR) —
Scituate police are investigating a Sunday morning crash involving two cars and a motorcycle.
It happened on Route 102, just north of Route 14.
Police said five people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, including a 5-year-old child who was transported as a precaution.
"There was one juvenile in the van, secured in a seat in the back, not a scratch on her," said Scituate police Sgt. Jason Riquier.
Police said the child and the driver were the only two in a van that was travelling southbound on Route 102, which is Chopmist Hill Road, when a red car travelling northbound on crossed the center line and struck it.
"That vehicle, after striking the van, it came back into the northbound lane, made contact with a motorcycle that was a little farther down," said Riquier.
Friends of the motorcycle rider told NBC 10 News that they were able to speak with her briefly before she was transported to the hospital. She told them when she realized she wasn't going to be able to avoid the car, she jumped off of her motorcycle to escape the crash.
As of Sunday afternoon, the crash was still under investigation and no determination had been made on charges.