Car careens down 30-foot embankment in Onset, injures 5

Jul 15, 2022

Five people were taken to hospitals across the South Coast after their car hit a tree and went down a 30-foot embankment near 181 Onset Avenue around 5 a.m. on Friday.

Wareham EMS Director David Evans arrived first, according to an Onset Fire Department press release, and he found the car down on the embankment. The car appeared to have struck a tree before hurtling down the bluff.

First responders soon arrived and began pulling patients out of the car before taking them to the hospital for injuries ranging from minor to severe, per the release.

Two people were taken to Tobey Hospital, two were taken to Saint Luke's Trauma Center and one was Medflighted to Rhode Island Hospital.

First responders included assistance from the Wareham Fire Department and Bourne EMS.