An Enterprise box truck crashed into a home in Whitman, Massachusetts early Wednesday morning, resulting in injuries to two individuals. The driver of the Enterprise rental truck was injured when his vehicle collided with the side of the Whitman home—but following the arrival of law enforcement officials on the scene, the driver of the vehicle became combative and was subsequently tased by responding police officers. The extent and nature of his injuries was not made immediately available.
Police officers have identified the driver of the Enterprise truck as 30 year old David Anderson of East Bridgewater. Initial reports for the accident have indicated that Anderson struck another vehicle from behind with the box truck, which caused the driver of the other vehicle to veer off of the road. Responding officers have stated that the other vehicle in question was a dump truck driven by 24 year old Isis Barbosa of Bridgewater. Barbosa sustained non-life threatening injuries following the accident and was transported to nearby Brockton hospital to receive treatment. An update on Barbosa’s condition has not yet been provided.
Police officers went on to say that the initial accident occurred when Isis Barbosa stopped the dump truck for a school bus ahead of Barbosa on the road, and it was at this time that David Anderson rear-ended the vehicle. The impact of the collision forced Barbosa’s truck off the side of the road where it stayed on the right shoulder of the road. Anderson’s Enterprise truck, however, careened off the road and struck the side of a garage of a home located on nearby Auburn Street. The garage suffered extensive damages as the result of the collision, and officers specified that splintered wood and debris from the roofing shingles littered the ground. The front of the Enterprise truck also suffered heavy damage. There are no further injuries reported for the incident aside from the injuries sustained by David Anderson and Isis Barbosa.
Responding officers went on to say that upon their arrival at the scene of the accident on Auburn Street, they discovered David Anderson unconscious behind the wheel of the Enterprise truck. Emergency responders had begun the process of placing Anderson on a stretcher when he awoke and immediately became combative. His behavior went on for an unnamed amount of time and responding officers were forced to tase Anderson with a stun gun in an effort to subdue him. The events following the ordeal were not made clear, but David Anderson has been charged after his altercation with the emergency responders on scene.
Reports indicate that Anderson will face a summons to Brockton District Court for the slew of charges placed against him following the accident in Whitman. Those charges include: operating under the influence of drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of assault and battery of a police officer, two counts of assault and battery on fire personnel, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and operating with a suspended license. No word has been given on whether or not Anderson has retained a lawyer prior to his arraignment.
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