10 people trapped in 2 minivans, hospitalized after frontal accident in Massachusetts city



Ten people who were injured after two minivans collided head-on in a Massachusetts town Thursday night were trapped inside the cars when rescued by first responders, authorities said.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the serious multiple-vehicle crash at the intersection of Washington and Purchase streets in Easton shortly before 5:10 p.m. The two vans, a Toyota and a Honda, collided head-on, according to the report. a declaration of the city fire department.

Easton Engine 12 arrived within five minutes and found several people trapped inside the two white vans. Using hydraulic rescue tools, firefighters got to work safely removing parts from the vehicles. Inside one of the cars, they found eight adults with various injuries, the department statement said.

Minutes later, Easton Engine 11 arrived at the scene and discovered that the two occupants of the second van were also in need of medical attention, the statement said.

Ten ambulances have been requested and hospitals in the region have been put on alert. Fire and rescue teams then began a triage operation to prepare the injured for transport to hospitals. Some of those injured were given neck collars and splints, and the most seriously injured patients were first loaded into ambulances, the department said.

The 10 people were taken to two nearby hospitals. Their injuries are not considered life threatening, officials said.

Easton ward medical director Dr Henry Crowley and other Easton Police Department command staff also assisted at the scene, officials said.

Easton Deputy Fire Chief Jonathan Carroll, who served as the incident commander in responding to the severe accident, noted that the 10 people inside the minivans were “extraordinarily lucky to escape without more serious injuries ”.

“Considering the extent of the damage and the number of occupants in this frontal accident, it is very fortunate that no one appears to have been seriously injured,” he said in the department’s statement. “Our fire teams and our support partners are to be commended for their quick response and aggressive work on Thursday evening.”

The accident is being investigated by Easton Police.


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