Man escapes highway crash with minor injuries

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A serious crash on on I-95 in Pawtucket Monday morning is under investigation.

The single-car crash occurred on I-95 South near the Broadway exit just after 9 a.m. First responders arrived to find the car on fire in the center lane, and the driver standing outside the car, out of harm’s way.

The man told police he was traveling in the right lane when his vehicle veered right and struck a barrier.Crash - I-95 Pawtucket near Broadway exit

Police said the driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries, and he has since been released.

Pawtucket firefighters arrived to extinguish the flames.

Because of the holiday, police said traffic wasn’t much of an issue. Crews had the scene cleared before 10 a.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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