NEW BEDFORD (WHDH) - Massachusetts State Police say a wrong-way driver is to blame for running a woman off the road Sunday afternoon on Route 195 in Fairhaven.
Police warned motorists around 3:30 p.m. that a driver was traveling west on the eastbound side of the highway near exit 19.
The driver, identified as an 87-year-old Swansea man, forced a 28-year-old woman to swerve off the roadway into a media to avoid a head-on collision. Police say the woman then stuck a tree. She was taken Tobey Hospital with minor injuries.
Fairhaven officers eventually stopped the man before any further damage could be caused.
The elderly operator was issued a criminal summons for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. State police also filed an immediate threat notification with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
No additional details were immediately available. The crash is under investigation.
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