Two drivers were airlifted—and an injured passenger rushed by ambulance—to three area hospitals on Friday night, June 19, following a two-car collision on Old County Road in Sandwich.
The Sandwich Fire Department arrived on the scene near 112 Old County Road just after 8:30 PM. The crews found one driver pinned inside his vehicle and both cars heavily damaged, Fire Chief John J. Burke said in a press release issued Saturday morning, June 20.
After extricating the two drivers and a passenger, emergency personnel requested two medical helicopters land at Sandwich High School.
One driver, a 21-year-old male, suffered multi-system trauma and "open lower-extremity fractures," Chief Burke said. He was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
A second driver, a 57-year-old male, also suffered multi-system trauma and was flown to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
A female passenger, who was in the car of the older driver and who also suffered multiple traumatic injuries, was transported by ambulance to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth by the West Barnstable Fire Department.
Fire personnel remained on scene for another two hours after the accident cleaning up debris and helping with removal of the vehicles, the chief said.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident.