10 Injured in Crash, Including Six Children
FAIRHAVEN — Lt. Kevin Kobza reports that the Fairhaven Police Department is investigating after a two-vehicle crash led to 10 people being injured, including six children, over the weekend.
At approximately 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, Fairhaven Police responded to the intersection of Howland Road and Sycamore Street for a report of a head-on crash.
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. The SUV was occupied by eight other passengers, including six children ranging in age from two to 13 years old.
The Mazda was being 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. Several ambulances responded to the scene from Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Acushnet and New Bedford. All injured parties were transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.
The initial investigation indicates that the man driving the Mazda eastbound on Howland Road went across the center line and struck the Ford Explorer, that was travelling westbound, head-on.
The cause of the crash remains under active investigation by the Fairhaven Police Department.