Chief: Teen seriously injured in Woonsocket crash clocked at 95 mph

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Police believe speed was a factor in an overnight crash that seriously injured a 16-year-old driver.

Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates said the crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Mendon Road.

Prior to the crash, Oates said Cumberland police clocked the driver on Route 99 traveling about 95 mph.

Police said the teen, who suffered serious injuries, was extricated from the vehicle and transported by medical helicopter to UMass Medical Center in Worcester. There was no immediate word on his condition and police did not release the driver’s name.

Oates said the driver did not have a license and will likely face charges.

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