WAREHAM — Five people have been taken to the hospital after a single-car crash in Onset, Wareham in which the car went down a 30-foot embankment and landed on the beach.

Onset Fire Chief Jeffrey Osswald said in a release that five ambulances and a medflight were requested after the fire department and other emergency crews responded to the crash near 181 Onset Ave. at around 5 a.m. Friday.

Wareham EMS Director David Evans arrived first and found the car had gone down the 30-foot slope after hitting a tree, according to the release.

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Fire crews and paramedics began extricating and treating the victims for their injuries, which Osswald described as ranging from minor to severe.

Four additional ambulances and a Boston Medflight arrived to take all five patients to medical facilities.

One patient was taken by helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital, two were taken to St. Luke's Trauma Center, and the remaining two were taken to Tobey Hospital, the chief stated in the release.

Wareham Fire Department assisted Onset fire crews at the scene and provided station coverage.

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