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Spate of Raynham Vehicle Crashes Keep Emergency Crews Busy

August 23, 2012


Earlier this month, emergency personnel in Raynham were busy following a number of motor vehicle collisions over a two-day-period. According to Raynham Police Chief James Donovan, an accident involving a motorcycle, a sport utility vehicle (SUV), and a sedan left three people injured on August 7th. Donovan stated the motorcycle and the SUV were both traveling south on Route 104 when the driver of the northbound sedan allegedly struck both of the southbound vehicles.

Following the accident, the driver of the motorcycle, 50-year-old Daniel O'Connor of Taunton, was taken by ambulance to the trauma unit at the Rhode Island Hospital with injuries to his legs, a partially amputated finger, and apparent internal injuries. Although emergency rescue crews initially called a MedFlight helicopter to the scene of the crash, Raynham Fire Chief James Januse stated O'Connor's injuries were too severe to wait for it to arrive. According to Donovan, the other two drivers involved in the accident, 56-year-old Susan Hebert of Raynham and 36-year-old Alfred Giannini of Bridgewater, were taken to Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton for their injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Approximately 15 minutes later, Raynham emergency crews were summoned to two additional car accidents. According to Donovan, although eight individuals, including several children, were transported to local hospitals, no one appeared to be seriously injured in either accident.

The following day, emergency responders were summoned to the scene of another motorcycle crash. According to police, a Harley Davidson carrying two people was driving north on Route 138 near Carver Street. Meanwhile, a Mazda driven by 31-year-old Mitchell Chabot of Taunton was reportedly headed in the opposite direction. Chabot allegedly made a left turn onto Carver Street in front of the motorcycle, which struck the front passenger door of the Mazda. According to Donovan, the driver of the motorcycle, 44-year-old Ronald Lovell of Taunton, and his passenger, 34-year-old Crystal Bullock of Taunton, were both ejected. Lovell was transported by emergency helicopter to a hospital in Boston with serious injuries. Bullock was also taken to a local hospital for her injuries. The crash is currently still under investigation.

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