A South Kingstown police officer was among five people hurt in a multi-vehicle car crash Saturday night. Rescue Company 6 of the Kingston Fire District and Special Hazards 1 of the Union Fire District responded to the intersection of Routes 1 and 138 to extricate several entrapped patients. During extrication efforts of the patient in the initial single car-crash, a second crash occurred at the scene. Firefighters were re-assigned to work on both vehicles requiring extrication of patients simultaneously. Mutual aid resources were contacted for transport assistance.
The officer and the four others were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.