From the Yarmouth Police Department:
FIRST RESPONDERS HELP WOMAN WHO CRASHED CAR INTO TREE IN SUICIDE ATTEMPT
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:50AM, the Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments responded to a single vehicle crash on Marigold Road in West Yarmouth.
First Responders arrived and found a vehicle crashed in to a tree with severe damage.
First Responders learned that the driver had crawled away from the scene and into a nearby home.
The driver told First Responders she was a recovering addict who had “fallen off the wagon” and smoke ‘crack’ cocaine earlier in the day and drove herself into the tree to kill herself.
The Driver was treated for her injuries and transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment of her physical and mental health needs.
Vehicle was towed form the scene and an Immediate Threat report was sent to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to suspend her driver’s license.
The Yarmouth Police Department reminds everyone to call us at 911 if you or a loved one needs any kind of help anytime 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
You may also call the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Hotline at 800.893.9900
There is nothing shameful about suicide or the feelings behind it.
There may be pain, hopelessness, and feelings of isolation; but there never needs to be shame. And with help, there can be hope.