Updated: One person airlifted after crash in Sandwich

SANDWICH – At least one person was seriously injured in a crash in Sandwich around midnight. The crash happened on Route 130 at Dogwood Drive. According to reports a vehicle struck a utility pole knocking out power in the area. The driver was extricated and taken to the Forestdale School to meet a MedFlight helicopter for transport to a trauma center. Sandwich Police called for crash reconstruction to investigate the cause of the crash.

Update: The Sandwich Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred just after midnight on Wednesday, November 18. A commercial box van operated by a 32-year-old male from Woburn was traveling North on Route 130 in the area of Grand Oak Road. The operator of the van attempted to pass a Nissan Rogue, operated by a 20 year old male from Sandwich. The Nissan was also traveling North on Route 130 and was slowing to turn onto Grand Oak Road. The box van crossed the double yellow line and as the operator attempted to pass, he side swiped the Nissan, lost control, and struck a utility pole. Electricity in the area was out for approximately 30 minutes and Route 130 was shut down for approximately 2 hours. It was determined the operator of the van had an expired license.

The operator of the van required MedFlight due to substantial, but non-life-threatening injuries. The van operator is being summonsed to court on charges of Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle , a Marked Lanes Violation, and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Crash reconstruction personnel were called to the scene and are investigating the crash further.

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