ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — One of two people rushed to the hospital after the car they were in rolled over Thursday morning is facing criminal charges.
Police confirmed for Eyewitness News they are charging the male driver of the vehicle with operating under the influence.
The crash happened around 1 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of South Main and Thacher Streets. An Eyewitness News crew on scene said it appeared the car crashed into a tree.
Attleboro firefighters said the woman – who was trapped in the back seat of the car – suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be extricated from the Jaguar soft-top convertible.
Fire officials said it took 20 minutes to free her from the vehicle using a hydraulic extrication rescue tool.
Both the man and the woman were taken to Rhode Island Hospital. Police said the female passenger was in serious condition. The man’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Officials believe both victims are in their late 30s.
We’re told firefighters were sent back to the scene to clean up gasoline that spilled on the road.
MORE: A man and a woman were taken to @RIHospital with unknown injuries. @AttleboroPolice, @MassStatePolice remained on scene for 4 hours investigating what caused this rollover crash @wpri12 pic.twitter.com/Fg3enOsWo3— Julianne Lima (@JulianneLimaTV) January 10, 2019
Both roads were closed for more than an hour while crews worked to assist the victims and investigate the crash.
Massachusetts State Police are assisting with the investigation.