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Accidents keep North Smithfield busy

July 21, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Rescue personnel were called to a St. Paul Street home Wednesday evening after an elderly woman became pinned while moving her vehicle in the driveway at the residence.
The woman’s lower leg became lodged between the car and the side of the house when she accidentally pulled forward while moving the car, according to rescue personnel.
North Smithfield Fire Department Capt. Thomas J. Dybala said the woman was transported to Rhode Island Hospital after rescue personnel moved the vehicle and freed her leg. The unidentified woman’s injuries were not believed to be life threatening, according to rescue personnel.
Police said the 5:30 p.m. incident was under investigation and more information would be available from Captain Bradley C. Aubin today.
Town police and rescue personnel also responded to a three-vehicle accident on Route 146 South Wednesday afternoon. Two cars and a tractor-trailer truck were reported involved in the accident near the Hilltop Motel. State Police also responded to the scene. A woman in one of the cars was reported to have suffered minor injuries and was transported by North Smithfield Rescue to Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence to be checked out. The local incident occurred around the time Blackstone emergency personnel were handling a truck accident at the railroad bridges over St. Paul Street. The road was reported blocked when the vehicle became jammed under the bridges at about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. The driver, Alarin Maningding, 58, of California, was not hurt in the incident, according to Blackstone Police. Blackstone Police Lt. Gregory Gilmore said a second truck was brought to scene to take on the first vehicle’s cargo of refrigerated products. The location on St. Paul Street was reported cleared at about 6 p.m. after the transfer was completed.

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