Carver: Police make dramatic rescue of crash victim

Police made a dramatic rescue in Carver after a motor vehicle crash this week.

Carver Police got a call reporting a crash with possible entrapment in the area of 100 France Street-actually just over the town line into Middleboro–at about 11:12 p.m.

The caller, later identified as 19-year-old Justin Braswell,  of Cornish Street in Carver, appeared to be in a state of extreme distress.

Police officers found the vehicle flipped over on its roof, and partially submerged in a drainage canal, and tried to calm the victim.

Police were unable to open the door to the vehicle, and had to break the window and pull the victim through the window and up onto dry land. The soaking wet victim was then placed in a cruiser to keep him warm after being exposed to the frigid water and an outside temperature of 24 degrees.

Carver Fire and EMS, along Middleboro Fire and Police worked the scene. After an initial examination on scene by medical personnel Braswell was transported to the Jordan Hospital for further evaluation.

Middleboro Police have taken over the investigation of the crash.

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