Public Safety Advisory -- Statement regarding motor vehicle accident
At approximately 1:37 AM Sunday, September 21, a motor vehicle accident involving a pick-up truck occurred near UMass Dartmouth's Cedar Dell West student apartments. As a result of the accident a guest of a student sustained serious injuries and was transported to RI Hospital. A student in the vehicle was transported to St. Luke's Hospital. The driver of the pickup truck, also a non-student, was arrested by UMass Dartmouth Police and charged with OUI and several related violations.
Witnesses report that some individuals were riding in the back of the pickup when it left the roadway and struck several trees. The accident remains under investigation by the UMass Dartmouth Police, State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Bristol County DA CPAC Unit are investigating. Anybody with information concerning this incident should contact the Silent Witness/Police Tip Line at 508.999.8477.
Community members are asked to exercise caution when driving on our campus.