Yarmouth and Sandwich motorcycle vs vehicle crashes; more news; Serious accident on Route 28 North Chatham Sunday

Motorcycle vs vehicle in Yarmouth

The mangled wreckage of a vehicle vs motorcycle on Highbank Road in Yarmouth.  R. Copley
YARMOUTH - One person was seriously injured in a vehicle vs motorcycle crash in Yarmouth. The crash happened about 9 PM at Highbank Road and Sheridan Road. Reports say two people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital. Rescuers called for a Medflight for the motorcycle operator reported to be a male in his 20's. He was flown to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Yarmouth Police are investigating the crash. Further details were not immediately available. 

Fatal motorcycle vs Jeep in Sandwich

A Jeep and Motorcycle collided in Sandwich flipping the Jeep and sending both into a ditch.
SANDWICH - A motorcycle operator was killed when his bike collided with a Jeep in Sandwich. The crash happened just after 6:30 PM on Farmersville Road at the intersection of Spinnaker Street. The impact caused the Jeep to rollover and both vehicles ended up in a ditch. The Motorcycle driver 24-year old Jared White of Monument Beach was rushed to the Forestdale school to meet a Medflight but reportedly went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Falmouth Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Jeep 23-year old Peter Zanello of Sandwich was ejected and taken to Cape Cod Hospital with serious injuries. The crash is under investigation by Sandwich Police. Top photos by Frank Paparo. Below: another picture of scene. The motorcycle is to right behind a tree.

And this collision was in North Chatham on Route 28 near Ryders Cove
The holiday weekend takes another toll

foxhill28combo_691_01CHATHAM - A few minutes before 2 PM Sunday this Ford Expedition above on right  was heading toward Chatham on Route 28 in North Chatham when it collided with Toyota Rav4 (above on left behind Policeman) at the Training Field Road-Fox Hill Road intersection.

Chatham Police say the Ford collided with the Toyota after a third vehicle driven by 70-year old Mary Thornton of Hingham pulled out from Training Field Road causing the Ford to swerve to try to avoid collision.

The Driver of the Toyota Lendle Spears of Putney, VT (the middle photo) was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Ford Jason Longwell of Orlando, FL was not injured.

Below on right the Florida Ford SUV had its driver's side front wheel torn off by the impact. 

Chatham Police cited Thornton after the crash.

Traffic was detoured for about an hour and a half while the investigation was done.

Photos by Pat Brooks 

Potentially explosive situation alleviated in Falmouth harbor
FALMOUTH - A potentially explosive situation is mitigated after a boat is accidentally overfilled with gasoline. Firefighters responding to an odor call Sunday evening made the discovery. The gas had gotten into the bilge of the boat. The bilge pump reportedly began pumping the gas into the harbor at Fiddlers Cove. Luckily the pump did not ignite the fumes and firefighters placed foam over the gas. Hazmat crews deployed booms on the water to contain the spill.

More news in brief
CAPE COD - Here are some other stories making news. Orleans: Firefighters battled a roof fire after tonight's fireworks display. Its not immediately confirmed if someone illegally setting off fireworks caused the fire. No injuries were reported. Provincetown: The occupants of the car at right escaped injury after crashing into a ditch at the end of Route 6 by Herring Cove Beach Sunday afternoon. National Park Rangers are investigating. Wellfleet: Two people on a motorcycle escaped injury after their motorcycle is in a crash. It happened Sunday afternoon on Route 6 at Bob's Sub 'N Cone. Wellfleet Police are investigating. Photo by Tim Caldwell.

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