An early morning crash in Cotuit sent four people, including a small child, to area hospitals.
Barnstable Police reports the incident happened around 2 a.m. just east of the intersection of School Street and Crockers Neck Road. An SUV slammed into a large tree in front of 166 School Street.
Arriving officers found a 30-year old East Falmouth man lying in the road, wrapped in a blanket provided by neighbors who heard the crash and provided assistance.
A 33-year old Cotuit woman was sitting on the shoulder of the road, wrapped in a blanket with her 5-year old daughter. The mother and daughter suffered minor injuries.
Inside the SUV was Christopher Cobb, 33, of East Falmouth. He had suffered a possible leg injury.
Investigation revealed the Cotuit woman was operating SUV east on School St. when Cobb, who was in the front passenger seat, reached across the vehicle, grabbed hold of the steering wheel, and caused the vehicle to leave the roadway
striking a large tree.
Cobb and the woman and daughter were taken to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment, while the fourth occupant was transported to Falmouth Hospital. Cobb will be summoned for Operating after Suspension of his Driver’s License, Operating Negligently so as to Endanger, and Wanton or Reckless Behavior Creating Risk of a Child.