BARNSTABLE – A driver suffered serious open ankle fractures after crashing his electric-powered Tesla through the guardrail at the intersection of Independence Drive and Mary Dunn Road at around 9:00 p.m. this evening. He was the only occupant inside the vehicle.
Barnstable FD Rescue called for a Medflight helicopter and began transporting the patient via ambulance to an off-Cape trauma center. It is believed they were met by Medflight at a landing zone along the way. (HN will provide official updates as they become available.)
According to sources, the driver is looking at a citation for Operating to Endanger, Marked Lanes Violation, and Failure to Stop for a Stop Sign. The driver had reportedly just left nearby Sam Diego’s Mexican Cookery and Bar prior to the crash. The investigation is ongoing by the Barnstable Police Department, with the assistance of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit.
Independence Drive eastbound needed to be completely shut down for a period of time as officials worked the scene.
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