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3 people, dog, seriously injured after alleged robbery suspect crashes head-on while fleeing scene



3 people and a pet dog were seriously injured this morning after a robbery suspect crashed head-on while fleeing scene.

According to Foxborough Police, at 11:56 a.m., the Foxborough Police received a report of a shoplifting incident at CVS Pharmacy located at 72 Washington Street Foxborough. The police department was given a description of the two suspects along with their vehicle’s license plate and its direction of travel. The involved vehicle was identified as a blue Chrysler Minivan.

As a Foxborough police officer was responding to the call he observed the blue Chrysler minivan pass him in the opposite direction, travelling southbound on North Street. As the officer turned the cruiser around he observed the vehicle accelerate at a high rate of speed continuing southbound on North Street, causing the officer to lose sight of the minivan. The officer turned his cruiser around and began to follow the direction of the vehicle southbound on North Street.

A short distance later, approximately less than a mile, the Foxborough officer came upon a motor vehicle crash involving the suspect vehicle. The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect vehicle crashed head-on into another vehicle travelling northbound on North Street at Laprelot Road. The officer did not witness the motor vehicle crash.

The struck vehicle was a Honda Ridgeline and had one occupant and a dog in the vehicle. The operator of this vehicle suffered serious injuries and was transported by Boston Medflight to a Boston area hospital. The dog also suffered serious injuries and was transported by Foxboro Animal Control officer to Tufts Veterinary in Walpole.

The Chrysler minivan had two people in the vehicle. The operator of the minivan suffered serious injury and was transported by Boston Medflight to a Boston area hospital. The female occupant of the vehicle also suffered serious injuries and was transported by the Foxborough Fire Department to a Boston area hospital.

This is currently an ongoing investigation where the Foxborough Police Department is being assisted by the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and the Norfolk District Attomey Office.

The Foxborough Police were assisted on scene by Walpole Police and the Foxborough Fire Department.

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