Hingham: Crash sends four to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries

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A one-car crash Monday morning in Hingham sent four people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

Hingham Police Sergeant Steven Dearth says that a 2006 Toyota Corrolla driven by a 22-year-old female, with one male and two female passengers inside, was traveling north on East Street (Route 228) at 6:46 a.m. Monday, when it went off the road and crashed head-on into a large tree.

One person suffered life-threatening injuries, and two suffered serious injuries. The driver suffered the least serious injuries and was conscious at the scene.

Four ambulances were called to the scene, two from Hingham and one each from Cohasset and Hull, to take the victims to South Shore hospital and Boston Medical Center.

Rt. 228 was closed in Hingham from the time of the crash at 6:45 a.m. until noon Monday. The cause is still under investigation and the scene is being reconstructed by the Hingham Police reconstruction team. More information on the victims is expected to be released later on Monday.

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