WESTWOOD (TUSEN) – The driver of a crashed motorhome at a motel in Westwood has been charged with YES. It happened at the Budget Inn on Route 1 South Thursday afternoon.
The Westwood Fire Department said the man was alert and conscious when he was removed from the camper van. No other vehicle was involved in the accident and no other injuries were reported.
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Driver Richard Robertson, 63, of Whitman, has been charged with Marked Lane Violation, Endangering Alcohol and Drugs YES.
Surveillance video shows the motorhome moving south on Route 1 before pulling off the road into the motel parking lot, colliding with the building near reception.
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“It took a huge hit,” Westwood Fire Chief John Deckers said of the motorhome. “I’m surprised he’s the way he was when we took him out, that it wasn’t worse. He was blessed.
Witness Jerome Brown feared the worst. He was in his hotel room overlooking a busy gas station.
“I heard it first, then I felt it,” Brown said. “When I first heard it, I thought it was some kind of explosion, like maybe from the gas station.”
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The fire brigade had to drill a hole towards the back of the motorhome. The driver was in fact able to climb from his seat, all the way through the mutilated vehicle, and to a waiting stretcher. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.