EAST GREENWICH - Thomas Mears had just put his one-year-old daughter back to bed at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday morning, and was about to fall back asleep himself when he heard the horrible noise not far from his home at Shippeetown Road.
“If you put your head against a board and somebody hit a baseball bat across it, that's what it sounded like,” said Mears, East Greenwich Fire District captain. “I just started getting dressed and ran out. I knew it was going to be bad.”
The reality he and fellow EGFD Firefighter Michael J. Monaghan, of 465 Shippeetown Road, found nearly across the street from Monaghan's home was even more frightening: an upside-down Dodge Ram truck, with two occupants nearly crushed inside and two other occupants ejected nearby.
For more on this story, read all about it in the Feb. 23 edition of The East Greenwich Pendulum.