4 hurt in head-on crash in Foxboro
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Four people, including three teenagers who were headed to a baseball game in Franklin, were hurt when their cars hit head on in Foxboro Monday evening.
It appears one car was taking a left onto Pierce Street and the other was driving straight down Main Street. Neither vehicle hit the brakes, and hit head on. The impact left two Foxboro American Legion Post 93 baseball players trapped in their vehicle with serious head and chest trauma.
The three teens were part of the baseball team heading to a game in Franklin. Instead, all three are recovering and their teammates are still in shock.
“It was horrific. You could tell it was a horrific crash,” said Peter Guy, team manager.
Team manager Peter Guy was just a few cars back when he saw the wreckage at Main and Pierce streets. And then -- the worst sight of all.
“My heart sank. I pull up and see one of our hats in the middle of the road,” Guy said.
That’s when he knew three of his players -- two 16-year-olds and the 17-year-old driver -- were in the mangled sedan when it plowed head on into an SUV just after 5 p.m.
“The passenger of the vehicle was flown into Boston. He had to be extricated with the Jaws of Life. And then the driver of that vehicle, his injuries warranted being driven to the Rhode Island Medical Center,” said Captain Ed Noonan, Foxboro Fire Department.
The 40-year-old woman driving the SUV was also flown to Boston Medical Center. Her injuries are unknown.
As for the players, their injuries are serious -- some season-ending, but not life-threatening.
The recovery, though, may be team-wide.
The Foxboro American Legion Post 93 players -- all between 16 and 19 -- were heading to a game in Franklin, and many witnessed the trauma.
“That had to be horrific for them,” Guy said.
But Peter Guy says the season will go on.
“It’s just one of those horrific things. No one wants to face that but those things happen. We’ll move forward,” Guy said.
Officials will not disclose if the drivers or passengers were wearing seat belts. But fire officials confirmed they did not cut the teens who were trapped out of seat belts.