Update: Portsmouth Man Involved in Head-On Collision Remains in 'Serious' Condition
A 75-year-old Portsmouth man was listed as being in serious condition Thursday morning at Rhode Island Hospital.
A Portsmouth man remains in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital Thursday morning after he was involved in a head-on collision Tuesday night on Bristol Ferry Road.
Norman Lantz, 75, was listed as being in serious medical condition, according to a spokesperson for Rhode Island Hospital.
Lantz, a Portsmouth resident, was driving a 1995 Ford north on Bristol Ferry Road around 6:48 p.m. Tuesday when the vehicle collided head-on with a 2004 Dodge Ram truck. Lantz was heading to a Boy Scout troop meeting at the time.
The Dodge truck, operated by 51-year-old Kurt Andersen of Bristol, was traveling south on Bristol Ferry Road.
The two-vehicle crash occurred near Schooner Drive, about 900 feet from the Sprague Street intersection. It is unknown which vehicle struck the other.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time, said Portsmouth Police Lt. Brian Peters.
Both vehicles sustained substantial damage and were towed from the scene.
Portsmouth Patch will continue to follow this story as it develops.