Police: Toddler Extricated from Rehoboth Crash
A 23-month-old boy and two women were extricated from a flipped Hyundai Santa Fe in Rehoboth Tuesday following a noontime crash that involved three vehicles and sent five to the hospital.
At around 12:05 p.m. on June 16, Rehoboth Police and Fire responded to reports of a three-car crash at the corner of Barney Avenue and Rt. 6. Officers said a Hyundai Santa Fe with Rhode Island plates had come to rest on its side between two other vehicles. Two women and a toddler were trapped inside the Hyundai and were extricated by first responders.
The two women as well as operators of the other two vehicles were transported to Rhode Island Hospital. The toddler was transported to Hasbro Children's Hospital. Police say operators of the two other vehicles were walking around outside their cars after the crash.
A preliminary investigation revealed that a gray GMC Sierra pickup truck with Rhode Island plates was traveling west on Rt. 6 and that the Hyundai failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Rte 6 and Old Providence Road, according to a press release from the Rehoboth Police Department. The operator of the GMC pickup was reportedly unable to avoid a collision and struck the Hyundai in the right rear corner. This caused the Hyundai to spin and roll on its driver’s side. The Hyundai then slid into a Chevy Equinox with Rhode Island plates stopped at the Barney Avenue intersection.
The Massachusetts State Police Departments Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section was called to investigate the crash. The condition of the crash victims is not known at this time.