West Barnstable crash; Man pinned by tractor in Chatham; Eastham crash; Transformer fire at CCH

Two injured in West Barnstable crash
WEST BARNSTABLE - Two people were injured, one seriously in a crash in West Barnstable late Saturday evening. The crash happened on Main Street (Route 6A) by The Crystal Pineapple. Barnstable Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 9/17 at 12:00 AM.

Man charged with OUI after crash
- A Sandwich man was charged with OUI after a rollover crash late Saturday night that knocked out power in the area. Police arrived on Route 6A at Willow Street just after 10:30 PM to find a Dodge Magnum on its roof. They charged Roscoe Butler with OUI, operating to endanger and marked lanes violation. He was to be arraigned Monday in Barnstable District Court. Utility crews worked well into Sunday replacing a pole that was struck. Posted on 9/18 at 1:00 PM.

Man pinned after tractor rolls over
CHATHAM - A man is lucky to be alive after being pinned when this tractor he was riding rolled over.

Rescuers rushed to 210 Wilfred Road about 5:30 PM Saturday evening. The victim was reportedly conscious as they extricated him.

He was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital by Chatham ambulance. Chatham Police are investigating.

Posted on 9/17 at 12:00 AM. Photo courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan.

Two injured in Eastham crash
Editors note: due to incorrect information supplied to CWN a previous version of this story was inaccurate. We regret the error.
EASTHAM - Two people suffered non life-threatening injures in a rollover crash in Eastham Saturday afternoon. A pickup truck driven by 64-year old Robert Fritz of New York was reportedly attempting to enter Route 6 from McKoy Road when it collided with a vehicle driven by 30-year old Michelle Faust of Illinois causing Frtiz''s vehicle to rollover. Eastham Police are investigating. Posted on 9/17 at 9:30 AM; updated on 9/20 at 2:00 PM.

Transformer fire causes evacuations at hospital buildings

HYANNIS - An apparent explosion in an electrical transformer caused problems on the grounds of Cape Cod Hospital. Heavy smoke spewing from a 40,000 volt transformer made for a dramatic and scary scene for a time as seen in this photo. This was as close as our reporters were allowed for their own safety. Several fire trucks lined up on the roads outside the hospital as there was concern of possible additional explosions however NStar workers seen here conferring with fire officials and hospital maintenance were able to shutdown the feed to the transformer and fire crews spent several hours extinguishing the blaze which extended into insulation in the electrical building. Some evacuations were reported from support buildings around the hospital and traffic was detoured from several roads surrounding the hospital away from the scene.

The hospital was forced to switch to generator power but the emergency room continued to function. An investigation is underway as to the cause of the fire. Sources are telling CWN new equipment was just being installed before the explosion and fire but it is not clear if that is what failed. Fortunately no injuries were reported during the incident.

Posted on 9/16 at 8:20 AM; updated on 9/16 at 4:30 PM. Top 2 photos courtesy of R. Copley, bottom photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.


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