Three Easton residents and one Brockton resident were transported to area hospitals early Sunday morning after a roll-over accident in Norton.
The vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Corolla operated by Christopher Voelker, 22, of Rollins Road, Easton suffered heavy damage when it struck a telephone pole near Quick-Stop Convenience on Route 123, Norton Police Liutenant Todd M. Jackson said in a statement Sunday. The car rolled over and landed on it's roof at approximately 1 a.m.
The three passengers were Adam Ortiz, age 20, of Foundry Street, Easton; Madsen Bazile, 19, of Johnson Street, Brockton; and Nathan Barrows,19, of Janine Drive, North Easton. Voelker and all three passengers were transported to area hospitals for injuries, including Sturdy Hospital, Good Samaritan and Rhode Island Hospital. Easton and Mansfield Fire Departments assisted in the transport.
Voelker and Ortiz were released from Rhode Island Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The conditions of Bazile and Barrows were unknown as of Sunday night.
The utility pole was broken in half and wires were covering the roadway, according to Jackson, closing traffic in the area throughout Sunday morning.
"Voelker was issued a citation by Norton Police for speeding and negligent operation of a motor vehicle," Jackson said. "Alcohol was not believed to be a factor. The crash is under investigation by Ptlm. Michael McKenney."