Burrillville Crash Sends 4 to Hospital


FOR ELIJAH CUMMINGS. (DN) DEVELOPING NEWS NOW AT NOON THIS FRIDAY… A CAR CRASHES INTO A TREE IN BURRILLVILLE — AND CREWS RUSH SEVERAL PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL. POLICE SAY MOMENTS BEFORE — THEY’D SEEN THE CAR TRAVELING AT A HIGH SPEED… EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER ANITA BAFFONI JOINS US LIVE NOW IN BURRILLVILLE WITH THE LATEST LOCAL COVERAGE. DANIELLE, A SHORT TIME AGO THE CAR WAS TOWED FROM THE SCENE HERE RIGHT BEHIND ME. POLICE SAY FOUR PEOPLE THAT WERE IN THE CAR WERE INJURED AND WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. JUST BEFORE 6 OCLOCK THIS MORNING POLICE SAY THIS BLACK CAR WAS SPEEDING ON ROUTE 102 HERE IN BURRILLVILLE. THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS AN OFFICER SPOTTED THE SPEEDING CAR BUT THEN LOST SIGHT OF THE VEHICLE. “It was again spotted here on Victory Highway a short time later by additional officers who also lost sight of the vehicle where they eventually came upon a crash into a tree down the road here on Victory Highway.” TAMMY JARL LIVES ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE THE CRASH HAPPENED. “I just heard a car come around this corner, his tired squealed, he was going fast. An you heard the bang of him hitting the tree.” JAWS OF LIFE WERE USED TO FREE THE PASSENGERS FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CHIEF SAYS TWO PASSENGERS WERE LIFEFLIGHTED TO UMASS WORCESTER HOSPITAL AND RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL THE OTHERS WERE TRANSPORTED IN AN AMBULANCE. THIS VIDEO IS FROM RESIDENT JAMES SCHRAM WHO WITNESSED THE RESCUE. “There were waiting for him to get out of the car, it took them about an hour to get them out of the car, that one guy.” THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS ARE NOT YET BEING RELEASED. COMING UP TONIGHT STARTING LIVE AT 5, HEAR MORE FROM NEIGHBORS ABOUT HOW SPEEDING IS AN ISSUE ON THIS ROAD. IN BURRILLVILLE I’M ANITA

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