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Portsmouth crash involving 2 cars, 2 motorcycles sends 5 to hospital

Accident took place Wednesday afternoon at corner of Boyds Lane, Anthony Road


PORTSMOUTH — Five people were transported to area hospitals following an accident involving two cars and two motorcycles at the intersection of Boyds Lane and Anthony Road on Wednesday afternoon, June 17.

According to Detective Lt. John D. Cahoon of the Portsmouth Police Department, the driver of a 2004 Chrysler was traveling east on Boyds Land around 2:45 p.m. and was attempting a left turn onto Anthony Road. The Chrysler collided with a 2010 BMW which was traveling in the opposite direction on Boyds Lane, he said.

At the time, operators of two motorcycles were positioned at the stop sign on Anthony Road, waiting to enter Boyds Lane. After colliding with the Chrysler, the BMW struck the two motorcycles, Lt. Cahoon said.

Two juvenile occupants of the Chrysler, along with the operator of the BMW, were transported to Newport Hospital for treatment of apparent minor injuries, he said.

Both operators of the motorcycles were transported to Rhode Island Hospital for serious injuries, but they were not believed to be life-threatening, Lt. Cahoon said.

Members of the Portsmouth Police accident reconstruction team were called to the scene to assist with the investigation. The circumstances of the crash are still under investigation at this time, he said.

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