2 drivers suffered injuries following crashes on Route 3 in Richmond

2 drivers suffered injuries following crashes on Route 3 in Richmond



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RICHMOND — Two people were injured Monday night after emergency officials said they were involved in separate one-car crashes along Nooseneck Hill Road, Route 3, about 90 minutes apart.

Richmond police, Hope Valley-Wyoming firefighters and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the road at 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. According to Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire Chief Justin Lee, the drivers in both cases — a man in the first accident and a woman in the second — were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The injuries were not life-threatening, he said.

“They were on different parts of the road, but the drivers in both incidents were taken to the hospital,” Lee said.

In the first incident, officials said the car went out of control near the on-ramp to Interstate 95 at Exit 4 and slid down an embankment, striking a stone wall. The driver was conscious when first responders arrived. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

Not long after returning from the previous accident, Lee said firefighters were again called to respond to Route 3 when a car crashed near the intersection of Skunk Hill Road, rolling over several times and snapping a  tree and a utility pole.

The woman, who was not identified, was taken to South County Hospital for serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Police said both cases remain under investigation.

jvallee@thewesterlysun.com


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