A Wrentham woman was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston via Med Flight air ambulance on Saturday after she ran a stop sign on West Street in Walpole and struck another car.
Cynthia Dowdy, 20, was traveling toward Main Street on West Street and hit the passenger side of a vehicle passing through the intersection at Norfolk Street at about 9 a.m.
Dowdy was disoriented and told officials that she may have blacked out. Deputy Chief John Carmichael said loss of consciousness may suggest internal injuries, prompting the flight to Boston.
Dowdy was discharged from the emergency room at MGH on the same day as the crash.
The other driver, a 24-year-old Walpole woman, was transported to Norwood Hospital via Basic Life Support ambulance. She was subsequently released.
Walpole’s crash reconstruction expert, officer Steve Foley, is investigating the accident. His findings will determine whether or not charges will be brought upon Dowdy, and reveal other details of the crash.
At this time, officials say Dowdy may have been traveling as fast as 40 miles per hour at the time of the crash.