For Immediate Release
Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Raynham Police and Fire Departments Respond to Motorcycle Crash on Route 138
RAYNHAM — Police Chief James Donovan and Fire Chief James T. Januse report that the Raynham Police and Fire Departments are responding to a motorcycle crash on Route 138 near the I-495 South on-ramp Monday morning.
Route 138 at the scene of the crash and the on-ramp to I-495 South are currently partially closed with limited access. Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes while the crash is being investigated.
At approximately 6:15 a.m., rescuers responded to a report of a motorcycle crash on Blue Star Memorial Highway (Route 138).
Upon arrival, first responders located the male operator of a motorcycle off the road near a wooded area with a serious leg injury. He was taken by a Raynham Fire Department ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening at this time.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle collided with a sedan driven by a woman who was attempting to turn from Route 138 onto the I-495 South on-ramp.
The woman driver was also transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Raynham Police Department’s accident reconstruction unit. All lanes will be reopened once the scene has been cleared.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Raynham Police at 508-824-2716.