Fairhaven Police and Fire-EMS personnel responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash Sunday evening that sent 10 people to the hospital.

Ambulances from Fairhaven, Acuhsnet, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford responded to the head-on crash near the intersection of Howland Road and Sycamore Street at around 8:50 p.m. An initial investigation indicates that the man driving the Mazda eastbound on Howland Road crossed the center line and struck the Ford Explorer head-on, said police department spokesman Lt. Kevin Kobza.

Ed Pepin-Fairhave Fire/EMS

Upon arrival, officers located a 2012 Mazda 3 sedan and a 2002 Ford Explorer SUV that had collided. Both vehicles sustained heavy front-end damage. The Ford Explorer was being operated by a 44-year-old New Bedford man and it was occupied by eight other passengers, including six children ranging in age from two to 13 years old.

Ed Pepin-Fairhaven Fire-EMS

The Mazda was driven by a 38-year-old Fairhaven man, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

All 10 people in the vehicles suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries and were transported to St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. The cause of the crash remains under active investigation by the Fairhaven Police Department.

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