Yarmouth head-on; Bourne rollover; Bourne house fire; man arrested on 14 warrants after traffic stop; Crashes close Route 6; Snow causes several crashes

Five injured in Yarmouth head-on crash

   Two cars lie heavily damaged after a head-on crash on Route 28 in Yarmouth    Ryan Somerfield
YARMOUTH - Five people were injured in a two car head-on crash in Yarmouth. It happened about 2 AM on Route 28 by Traders Lane. A Mass Causality Incident (MCI) declaration brought in ambulances from Hyannis and Dennis to transport victims to Cape Cod Hospital. A Nissan Sentra driven by 49-year old Kim Anthony of Dennis collided with a Dodge magnum driven by 22-year old William Hughes of Dennis. Both drivers and three passengers in the Dodge were all taken to Cape Cod Hospital. Yarmouth Police are investigating the crash which temporarily shut down Route 28. The Times reprots Anthony was in fair condition while Hughes was treated and released. The conditions and identities of the passengers were not immediately known. The crash was on the same block as a fatal car vs motorcycle crash on November 15th. Posted on 12/09 at 2:30 AM. Aerial shot courtesy of Microsoft local/live.

Firefighters extricate driver from Bourne rollover
BOURNE - Rescuers used the Jaws of Life to free the driver of a rollover crash on Bourne early Saturday morning. The crash happened about 1 AM in front of 150 Shore Road. Breanna Horton of Bourne was extricated in about a hald hour and taken to Tobey Hospital and later transferred to Boston Medical Center where she was listed in fair condition. Bourne Police are investigating the crash. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 12/09 at 2:30 AM; updated om 12/10 at 6:00 AM. 

Bourne house fire quickly knocked down
- Firefighters were able to quickly quell a house fire in Monument Beach preventing major damage. Crews were called to 48 Back River Road about 10:15 PM and had the fire under control in about 15 minutes. An engine from the Otis base assisted at the scene of the fire which does not appear suspicious. Meanwhile Falmouth firefighters were called to a possible house fire on Shorewood Drive just before 8:30 PM. The fire was contained to a chimney though crews did have to check the roof because of embers landing on it. No injuries were reported in either fire. Posted on 12/08 at 11:30 PM.

Man arrested on 14 warrants after traffic stop
YARMOUTH - A traffic stop led to the passenger being arrested on 14 outstanding warrants Friday. It all started when Ofc. Scott Lundegren stopped a pickup truck on River Road for being overweight. Ofc. Lundegren noticed the passenger was not wearing a seat belt. According to police the passenger gave at least three different names in an attempt to conceal his identity. Once officers confirmed the man to be 44-year old Arthur Fernandez (pictured) of Falmouth they determined he was wanted on 14 outstanding warrants from all three Cape Courts for various larcenies, bad checks and motor vehicle violations and he was placed under arrest. Posted on 12/08 at 11:30 PM. YPD Photo.

Snow squalls, crashes close "suicide alley" stretch of Route 6

   Rescuers prepare to carry a crash victim to an ambulance on Rt 6 in Harwich               HPD Photo
route6brewsterHARWICH - A blinding snow squall was apparently responsible for several crashes that temporarily closed the old "suicide alley" section of Route 6 between Orleans and Dennis. The most serious one happened in Harwich and involved a Ford Bronco that rolled over after crossing over the median and hitting a Volvo station wagon head on (above). The Times reports the driver of the Bronco 52-year old Robert Charon of Harwich became pinned under his vehicle. An off duty police officer and a Mass Highway worker passing by lifted the Bronco onto its side and a Harwich police officer wedged his cruiser's push bar against the vehicle to stabilize it. This allowed workers to resusicate Charon while Firefighters covered spilled fuel with foam and used the Jaws of Life to cut the roof away to get him out. He was listed in stable condition at CCH. Rescuers in Orleans had to extricate a victim from a rollover crash on Route 6 in their town with serious but non life-threatening injuries. That driver 51 year old Jay Needel of Truro was cited for operating with a revoked license. The roadway reopened about 4 PM after a sander treated it but there were residual delays for the afternoon commute to the Outer Cape. Posted on 12/08 at 3:15 PM; updated on 12/09 at 6:00 AM. Image courtesy of Mapquest.com. 

Snow causes several crashes

   Rescuers tend to the driver of a station wagon involved in a head-on crash in Ptown      Tim Caldwell
PROVINCETOWN - Snow flurries and squalls were enough to make roads slick and cause a number of crashes including a multi vehicle crash on the Scenic Highway in Bourne this morning. As forecasters predicted the flurries lingered into the afternoon on the outer Cape and may have played a role in this serious crash in Provincetown. Eyewitnesses say it appears this Hyundai Elantra station wagon lost control coming down a hill on Howland Street shortly before 1 PM and slid into the path of a Ford F250 pickup. Both drivers were taken to Cape Cod Hospital. The Hyundai driver's injuries were described as serious but non life-threatening. The snow should taper off and frigid temperatures in the mid 20's with windchills in the single numbers will quickly become a bad memory as highs should make 40 on Saturday and around 50 on Sunday. Posted on 12/08 at 2:00 PM.

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