Police: 4 hurt in Burrillville crash; 2 were seated in truck bed

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police said four people were rushed to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries Tuesday night after a pickup truck crashed on Colwell Road.

According to Major Dennis Leahey of Burrillville police, the individual’s ages ranged from 19 to 21. Police confirmed that all injuries were serious.

“They range from broken bones to one individual has a pretty significant head injury,” Leahey said.

Firefighters said at least six rescue vehicles were called to the scene and that two of the individuals were trapped inside the vehicle. Two sets of the jaws-of-life were used to free them. Four different fire departments responded to the scene, according to police.

Leahey said at least two of the individuals were not wearing seat belts when the crash occurred.

“Two of them were actually in the bed of the pickup truck but we’re still trying to determine whether the two inside the cab were [wearing seat belts,]” Leahey said.

There is currently no word on what caused the crash, although police said they are investigating.

“The investigation still ongoing but preliminarily it looked like they left the road went into in a storm culvert, a bit of a ditch, and finally came to rest against a tree,” Leahey said. “We had gotten some significant storms up here last night, so it was quite foggy, so we’re looking at any possible factor.”

Police said the pickup truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

Burrillville police have not released the names of the individuals.