Three injured in Friday car accident

MIDDLEBORO – Three people including a former Middleboro selectman were badly injured Friday afternoon when their vehicles collided on Rte. 18 in North Middleboro.

Ted Eayrs of Plymouth Street was driving his antique Jaguar when it collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Dennis Bythewood, 27, of Plymouth. Joseph Teles of Taunton, no age available, was a passenger in Mr. Bythewood’s car. A third passenger was in the Bythewood vehicle, according to a report from the Fire Department, but Middleboro police have no information on the passenger.

Mr. Eayrs was treated for chest injuries at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and was discharged over the weekend.

One of the passengers in the other vehicle was reportedly flown by Boston MedFlight to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, while two patients were transported by ground ambulance from the scene to the South Shore Hospital and one to Jordan Hospital.

Two of the people in the Bythewood vehicle had “life threatening injuries,” according to the Fire Department report, but no information on their conditions could be obtained at press time.

Fire crews had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate everyone from the vehicles.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, Middleboro Police Lt. Peter Andrade said yesterday.

Local police are awaiting a report from a State Police accident reconstruction team, Lt. Andrade said.