Good Samaritans pull driver from fiery wreck in Bourne

-At approximately 5:01 a.m.,officers from the Bourne Police Department responded to the area of Sandwich Road at the entrance to the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School for a report of a vehicle fire with possible occupant entrapment. The female operator was unable to free herself from the vehicle as it started to catch on fire. Prior to the arrival of officers, the female was able to be extricated by two motorists who had stopped to help.

Upon the arrival on scene, officers discovered a 2014 Subaru Crosstrek crashed into a utility pole just before the entrance of the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School. The 63-year-old female operator who had been freed from the flaming vehicle was assisted a safe distance away from the vehicle just as it became fully engulfed in flames. She was transported to an area hospital for the treatment of crash-related injuries. Sandwich Road was shut down for approximately 1.5 hours while Eversource and Bourne Fire addressed the safety issues of the compromised utility pole and the burnt roadway.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., the vehicle was removed from the roadway, and Sandwich R0ad was reopened. The vehicle operator, who was a resident of Bourne, will be charged with Operating to Endanger and Failure to Stay in Marked Lanes. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash. The good Samaritans that helped extricate the operator were not injured.

Media release furnished by Bourne Police; photos courtesy of Bourne Firefighters

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