911 callers report ‘a huge crash’ in Brady car accident transcripts

By Martin Finucane
Globe Staff / October 8, 2010

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Callers reported “a huge crash,’’ followed by people screaming and crying, after the September car accident in the Back Bay involving New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, according to a newly released transcript of the calls from the Boston Police Department.

Brady, driving an Audi sedan, was not injured in the crash, which happened at about 6:34 a.m. Sept. 9 at the intersection of Gloucester Street and Commonwealth Avenue. A passenger in the other car, a Mercury Villager minivan, was seriously injured. The driver of the minivan was cited for failure to stop for a red light, based on witness statements, police said.

No call from Brady was reflected on the 14-page transcript. Two males called, according to the document: an off-duty Winthrop police officer and a producer for WEEI-AM trying to get information about the crash.

Rogerio Rodrigues, 49, of Fall River was injured in the crash. Attorney Samuel P. Reef, who represents the Rodrigues family, did not return a message seeking comment. The driver of the minivan was Rodrigues’s son, Ludgero, 21.

The transcript released by Boston police also included calls from several females. One reported, “I hear people crying, and there are still people in one of the cars.’’

“There was just a huge crash,’’ another reported. Asked if anyone washurt, she said: “I think so. There’s someone in the back of the car screaming and crying.’’

“We’ll send them out, OK?’’ said the 911 operator, referring to emergency responders.

“Thank you,’’ the caller said.

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