WESTERLY — Two Connecticut men suffered injuries Saturday when the Uber vehicle they were passengers in was struck from behind on Shore Road.
Westerly police said the men, a 23-year-old from Middletown and a 22-year-old from Stamford, each suffered from head, neck and back pain. Westerly police said both had initially declined medical attention, but called for assistance from Paddy's Beach Club an hour later and were taken by ambulance to Westerly Hospital.
The injuries were not life-threatening, according to Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey.
According to Lacey, the two were passengers in a 2017 Nissan Maxima driven by an Uber driver that was attempting to turn right from Shore Road onto Fishermans Avenue around 12:15 p.m. when the car was rear-ended by a 2014 Jeep Wrangler driven by 49-year-old Westerly resident Edward Flynn.
The collision caused significant damage to both Flynn's Jeep and the Nissan, which was carrying a total of four Connecticut men.
Westerly police were assisted in the response by members of the Misquamicut Fire Department and staff with Westerly Ambulance.
Lacey said all four men complained of minor pain, but declined medical attention on scene and said they just wanted to get to their destination. The police said neither driver was injured.