A Hyannis man was summonsed on four charges after his involvement in a crash with a Mashpee ambulance on Friday, August 9, in Falmouth.
Falmouth Police have issued a summons for Keyshawn Eddy, 23, of Hyannis, for operating to endanger, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, impeded operation and a marked lanes violation.
Falmouth Police Lieutenant Douglas M. DeCosta confirmed Mr. Eddy was driving the 2012 Toyota Camry involved in Friday’s crash. The crash happened just after 5:30 PM on Route 151 in Falmouth, near Hamilton Tree & Landscape.
In a press release, Falmouth Police Lieutenant Sean Doyle said the Mashpee ambulance was driving west on Route 151 with its emergency lights on. In addition to the driver, there was a patient and a paramedic in the rear of the ambulance. The Toyota Camry was driving eastbound on Route 151.
“As vehicles in both lanes slowed and pulled over for the ambulance, the Camry crossed over the center line and struck the ambulance,” Lt. Doyle said. “The impact caused the ambulance to veer to the left and into the eastbound lane where it hit a Jeep Grand Cherokee head-on before coming to rest on its driver’s side.”
Six people were evaluated at the scene, four of whom were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Neither Mr. Eddy nor his passenger in the Camry had any apparent injury, Lt. DeCosta said. The driver of the of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and all three occupants of the ambulance were transported to Falmouth Hospital.
The road was closed for several hours and traffic was detoured to ancillary roads in the area while investigators worked the scene.
Safety personnel from fire departments in Bourne, Sandwich, Cotuit and Centerville/Osterville/Marstons Mills assisted at the scene.