Rockland teens face charges after vehicle rolls into Reeds Pond Park, catches fire

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ROCKLAND — On the night of January 5, Rockland Police Officers were dispatched to a dramatic scene at Reeds Pond Park on Market Street after receiving reports of a vehicle rollover that resulted in a fire.

The incident, which occurred at 11:53 p.m., involved a 2003 Jeep that tumbled over the retaining wall near the pond and subsequently caught aflame.

The two occupants, a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, both from Abington, were found outside the vehicle unharmed by the time authorities arrived.

The Rockland Fire Department quickly responded to the scene and managed to extinguish the blaze.

The vehicle suffered extensive damage and was left upside down, causing significant destruction to the park’s retaining wall and surrounding area.

Following the investigation, officers concluded that the juvenile driver had lost control of the Jeep, leading to the accident.

As a result, the driver is now facing charges of Trespassing and Wanton Destruction of Property.

The passenger is also being charged with Trespassing.

Both teenagers are expected to be issued summonses to appear at Hingham District Court to address the charges.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of vehicle operation and the responsibility that comes with it, especially for young drivers.

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