7 transported to Rhode Island and Fall River hospitals after overturned trolly



Photo courtesy of Portsmouth Fire Department

Seven people have been injured and sent to hospitals in both Rhode Island and Fall River after an accident overnight.

Just after 10:45 p.m., Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple 911 calls reporting an overturned trolly with multiple injured patients at a private event in the area of 290 Frank Coelho Drive, Glen Ridge Farm.

According to the Portsmouth Fire Department, the first arriving units started triaging patients by severity of their injuries. The shift commander declared a level 1 mass casualty incident due to the number of patients involved. There was a total of 7 patients requiring transport to the hospital. 4 patients were transported to Newport Hospital and 3 were transported to St. Anne’s Hospital.

The following units were operating at the scene: Portsmouth’s Car 3, Engine 3, Rescue 2, and Rescue 1. There was a total of 6 mutual aid rescues including: 2 Middletown, 2 Bristol, 1 Tiverton, and 1 Newport Navy.

No other details were released.

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