Candlelight Vigil Friday For Bourne Teen Badly Hurt In Crash
By: Michael J. Rausch
A candlelight vigil and fundraiser will be held Friday night in support of a Bourne teenager who is still recovering from his injuries following a two-car crash a week ago on the Mid-Cape connector in Sagamore.
David Waguespack Jr. is listed in serious condition at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He had been listed in critical condition until being upgraded this morning.
The accident happened at 9:21 AM last Friday. Firefighters said the 19-year-old was coming off the Sagamore Bridge, taking Exit 1 near the entrance to the Market Basket, when his car collided head-on with a pickup truck coming up from Sandwich Road to Route 6. Police and firefighters at the scene said the accident was due to bad weather and slippery road conditions.
Rescue crews needed to use hydraulic tools to pry David from the wreckage of his car. EMTs requested a medical helicopter, but the helicopter was not able to fly because of the bad weather that morning. David was rushed by ambulance to Jordan Hospital with critical injuries and later transported to Boston.
The driver of the pickup, 48-year-old Joseph H. Brunelle, and his son who was in the front passenger seat, were treated at Cape Cod Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
David is a 2011 graduate of Bourne High School, where he was a member of several sports teams. He played a combination of wide receiver, running back and cornerback for the football team. He was a point guard on the basketball team and an outfielder and relief pitcher for the Canalmen’s baseball team. Bourne High School Athletic Director Scott J. Ashworth recalled David fondly. “I wish him all the best, he was one of the best kids who came through here,” Mr. Ashworth said. “Everybody keep him in your prayers.”
David was honored with an athlete scholastic award and an Iron Man Award while at the high school. He was one of four student-athletes who received the four years/three-seasons award at the end of their high school careers. The award is given to students who participate in every athletics season during their four years at Bourne High School.
Tomorrow’s vigil and fundraiser will be held at the gazebo in Buzzards Bay Park on Main Street from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Anyone unable to attend the vigil can send a donation to: David Waguespack Jr. Benefit Account, c/o Rockland Trust, 172 Clay Pond Road, Bourne, 02532.
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