Three people injured in O.B. crash

Three people were injured in this crash on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs. -Courtesy Oak Bluffs Fire Dept.

Three people were taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital very early Wednesday morning, following a crash and rollover on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs. The call came in just before midnight, Oak Bluffs Deputy Fire Chief Stephen Foster said. Firefighters and EMS personnel discovered two of the occupants of the vehicle had “self-extricated”; however, one was trapped, Foster said. Firefighters rescued the trapped occupant with rescue tools, Foster said. The sedan the three were in appeared to have hit a utility pole, then a tree, before rolling onto its side, Foster said. Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and Tisbury ambulances transported the injured people from the scene. Eversource deemed the pole safe overnight, Foster said. The 20-year-old operator of the sedan, a 2010 Audi, will be charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, and a marked lanes violation, according to Oak Bluffs Police Sgt. Nicholas Curelli. Sgt. Curelli said the passengers were 20 and 21 years old. 

Also on Wednesday, a small SUV struck a tree and caromed into the woods off Edgartown–West Tisbury Road in West Tisbury sometime before 9 am. West Tisbury Fire Chief Greg Pachico said the uninjured motorist was wearing a seatbelt and benefited from airbags. West Tisbury Police Lieutenant Skipper Manter said the motorist, a 23-year-old, will be cited for distracted driving stemming from cell phone use.


  1. Everyone should have to take a driving defensive course prior to licensing.
    Please drive like your life and your passengers lives depend on it.
    You don’t get a do-over.

  2. 8 vehicles were damaged in auto accidents that same day on the island that required emergency assistance.

    First ice/snowstorm of the year

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