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Multi-vehicle crash on Route 138 results in 6 treated, ladders through windshield



Photo courtesy of Portsmouth Fire Department

Several people were injured in a collision Wednesday morning on a local highway.

According to the department, Portsmouth Firefighters responded to a multi-car crash at the intersection of East Main Road (Route 138) and Boyd’s Lane. Callers reported multiple people injured and ladders through the windshield of a car. Car 3, Engine 3, Rescue 1 and Rescue 2 responded.

Upon arrival, two vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash.

6 people needed evaluation/treatment which resulted in two additional rescues from Tiverton and Bristol as mutual aid. Two people were transported to area hospitals, the other 4 were treated on scene.

The crash is under investigation.

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