3 injured in head-on collision in Coventry

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COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — A crash involving three vehicles in Coventry sent three people to the hospital late Wednesday night.

The crash took place around 10:40 p.m. at the intersection of Knotty Oak Road and Highwood Drive. Police said they arrived to find one of the drivers unconscious inside his car with injuries that appeared to be life-threatening. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of a second vehicle and her passenger suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to police. Both were transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for treatment.

Police said the occupants of a third vehicle did not report any injuries.

One of the drivers told police he had to swerve to avoid a car coming at him in the wrong direction. His car was clipped as a result then the vehicle behind him was hit head-on, police said.

The incident remains under investigation and at this time, no charges have been filed.

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