Wareham Police: Speeding Taunton Man Flips Car, Sends Woman and Children to Hospital
WAREHAM — On Tuesday, August 26th at approximately 8 p.m., Wareham Police, EMS, and Wareham Fire personnel responded to a single motor vehicle roll-over accident in the area of 426 Main Street, which is located just north of the CVS Plaza.
Upon arrival at the scene, responding officers observed a vehicle overturned onto its hood and a female unconscious and breathing on the ground next to the passenger side, as well as a male and two small children, ages four and five, who were standing outside of the overturned vehicle with an adult male.
The female, a 31-year-old New Bedford resident, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Wareham EMS to be treated for serious injuries, including possible head trauma. Her two children were transported to Tobey Hospital to be checked for possible minor injuries. The adult male at the scene, identified as 31-year-old Antonio Chaves of Taunton, had no apparent injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.
At this time, the adult female, who will not be named at this time, is reportedly in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital.
Investigation of the incident by WPD Officer Joseph Cardoza revealed that Chaves operated the vehicle at a high rate of speed while traveling east on Main Street and struck a hydrant on the side of the road, which caused the vehicle to turn over onto its roof.
Chaves has been charged with operating to endanger and operating after license suspension, sixth offense. Chaves will appear for arraignment on the criminal charges at Wareham District Court at a later date.