10 Taken To Hospitals After Accident On Route 4

by | Apr 24, 2014

imagesTen people were taken to area hospitals Thursday morning after a car swerved into a van on Route 4 south near Exit 6 in East Greenwich. The van spun 180 degrees and ended up facing the wrong direction.

The driver of the car told state police she she saw something in the road ahead of her and swerved to avoid it, sideswiping the van.

One person was cut in the face by broken glass, but there were no serious injuries, according to Sgt. Brian Montminy. All 10 people in the two vehicles were taken to hospitals, half to Kent Hospital in Warwick and half to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

The van was transporting six developmentally disabled resident from a group home and two people employed by the group home. In the car with the driver who swerved into the van was an infant. Everyone was wearing seat belts.

East Greenwich police handled traffic duties at the scene; EG and NK fire departments got individuals out of the vehicles and ambulances from EG, Warwick, West Warwick and Exeter transported the people, Montminy said.

He said the driver of the car did nothing criminal, but could receive a ticket for leaving her lane of travel.



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