Narrow miss for Fire and Police at the scene of the rollover motor vehicle accident
Saturday night around midnight, Halifax fire and police with mutual aid from Plympton, were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Monponsett Street near the Plympton town line.
The single occupant, a 21-year-old woman from Bridgewater, said she lost control of the vehicle when she swerved to avoid an animal in the road. She was transported to South Shore Hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries.
First responders narrowly missed being hit by a speeding automobile while at the scene of the rollover motor vehicle accident on Monponsett Street at the intersection of Palmer Mill Road.
Patrolmen Ryan Simpson and Herbert Wiltshire, Jr., pursued the vehicle and pulled it over. The driver, a Kingston man, Jeffrey Jones, 19, was arrested, charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating to endanger, and license not in possession.
“Firefighters and police officers face all kinds of inherent dangers that can’t be avoided; almost getting struck by drunk motorists at accident scenes should not be one of them,” said Fire Chief Jason Vivieros.