Serious Sandwich Road crash sends driver to Boston hospital

Falmouth Fire & Rescue uses Jaws of Life to extricate driver
A Chevy Cruze is removed from an embankment following a crash that sent the driver to Falmouth Hospital, then onto a Boston Hospital. Photo by David G. Curran.

FALMOUTH - Thursday around 2:30 p.m., Falmouth police and firefighters responded to the area of 981 Sandwich Road after receiving several 911 calls about a serious single-car crash. According to a Falmouth police release, the 2011 Chevy Cruze was found on an embankment, pinned against a large tree.

Falmouth firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate the 22-year-old driver--the only person in the car at the time of the crash.

The unidentified driver was transported to Falmouth Hospital, then transferred to a Boston area hospital by ambulance. His injuries are reportedly serious.

According to police, the initial investigation indicates that the came a round a bend on the right, crossed the center line into the opposite lane where he left the roadway. The Chevy reportedly struck a guardrail before coming to rest against the tree, police said.

Falmouth police are investigating the cause of the crash. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on