WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — An 18-year-old was arrested Thursday following a crash that sent several people to the hospital.
Warwick police said they were called to the area of 333 Sandy Lane around 3 p.m. for a two-car crash. They arrived to find a sedan and an SUV in the roadway, both with heavy damage. Two of the passengers were trapped in the car and had to be removed by firefighters.
Six of the seven people involved were injured, according to police. Two were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, while three were transported with minor to moderate injuries.
Police said the driver of the sedan, Jaden Berthole, was also hurt but declined treatment.
Berthole, of Taunton, Massachusetts, and Altamonte Springs, Florida, was arrested on two counts of driving to endanger resulting in serious personal injury, three counts of driving to endanger resulting in physical injury, and reckless driving, police said. He will also be issued several traffic citations.
The crash remains under investigation, but police said speed and roadway conditions appeared to be factors.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call police at (401) 468-4200.