A two vehicle crash on Interstate 95 early Saturday morning seriously four people. The car accident victims were all in their teens and twenties, according to police. Three of the injured were treated and released from a hospital in Rhode Island on Saturday evening. The fourth, a 24-year-old male from Tiverton, Rhode Island, was listed in critical condition as of Sunday night.
Police say one of the cars went airborne roughly 20 feet in the air before landing in the woods nearby. One person was thrown from the vehicle and another had to be extricated by firefighters using chainsaws to cut trees around it. Both vehicles were totaled, and state police closed two lanes of traffic for several hours.
Police have charged the two drivers with racing, speeding, reckless operation, and failure to stay within marked lanes in connection with the 2am auto collision.
Sources: I-95 crash leads to charges, The Sun Chronicle, November 21, 2009
Four hurt in I-95 crash, The Sun Chronicle, November 21, 2009
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