Police & Fire

Head-on Crash Victim ID’d; Condition Improves

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A man seriously injured after a head-on crash on Bristol Ferry Road Friday afternoon is improving after surgery, said a family member Saturday. 

The victim has been identified as Mark Foust, 48, of Bristol.

Foust was transported by ambulance Friday to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of (what was considered at the time) life-threatening injuries. While he remains in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Rhode Island Hospital, he is expected “to make a full recovery,” said his sister, Dawn Foust Patterson. 

“He’s doing much better. He had surgery,” Patterson said Saturday. 

Portsmouth police officers and fire personnel were called to Bristol Ferry Road for a 2-car crash Friday. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m.

Police officers arrived first to find a driver, Mark Foust, trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free Foust from the vehicle before he was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. 

The driver of the second vehicle was also transported by ambulance Friday to Newport Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to the Portsmouth Fire Department. 

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