Motorcycle driver airlifted after crash


A motorcycle accident early Sunday morning on Seaview Avenue in Oak Bluffs resulted in a man being airlifted off-Island for medical treatment.

Sgt. Michael Marchand told the Times the Oak Bluffs Police Department responded to a call at 1:41 am Sunday to a two-person, one-vehicle accident. Eric Voshell of Oak Bluffs, the motorcycle driver, was taken to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with significant injuries before being airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Heather Chartier, the passenger, received minor road-rash injuries.

Voshell is a member of the Oak Bluffs Fire Department. Calling Voshell a “close friend,” Oak Bluffs Fire Chief John Rose told The Times it has been a hard situation, and the department is praying for him and his family.


Sgt. Marchand said the cause of the accident is still under investigation.