Serious injuries in Falmouth crash; Plane crash on Nantucket; Car crashes into restaurant; Hyannis crash; Harwich crash; South Dennis car vs truck on ramp; Falmouth drug bust

Man seriously injured in Falmouth crash
- Falmouth Police are investigating two early morning crashes. About 1:15 AM a driver was seriously injured in a crash at Water Street and Albatross Street in Wood Hole. Falmouth Police tell CWN a Mercedes Benz sedan failed to negotiate tha sharp turn there, jumped a 12 inch high curb and struck a small brick buildingon the National Fisheries property. A Medflight was requested but grounded by storms in the area so the victim 30-year old Andrew M. Grant of Mashpee was rushed to Falmouth Hospital and later transferred to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Investigators say there was no evidence of slowing or braking before the crash. Police say charges are likely depending on Grant's condition. Then just after 2 PM a vehicle rolled over on Sippewisset  Road. The driver was taken to Falmouth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Plane crash reported on Nantucket

A small plane crashed after apparently clipping a guide wire in dense fog on Nantucket.
NANTUCKET - A single engine plane crashed about 8:30 PM Friday on Nantucket. The plane went down near the Coast Guard Loran Station (right) in Siaconset. The two people on board a man and a woman were not seriously injured but were taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital for evaluation. Sources tell CWN the Cirrus SR20 may have clipped a guide wire before going down while trying to land. There was dense fog reported on the island at the time which may have been a factor. The Mirror and Inquirer reported the pilot deployed an onboard parachute softening the landing. Nantucket firefighters were kept busy later Friday night as a severe thunderstorm moved across the island. Several lightning strikes were reported but apparently no major damage.

Several crashes Friday night
- Several crashes kept Cape rescuers busy Friday evening and night. About midnight a two vehicle crash (right) at the Baker Square merge of Route 28 and Main Street sent four people to CCH including a mother and an infant. All of the injuries appear non-life threatening. Reports say one vehicle may have been stopped at the intersection when the collision occurred. Both Yarmouth and Barnstable Police are investigating. Meanwhile a CWN reader says about 9 PM there appeared to be a head-on crash on Asa Meiggs Road in Mashpee between a pickup towing a large boat and a van. An SUV also that also appeared to have been involved in the crash had a blown tire. There was no immediate reports on injuries. Two crashes along Route 6 in Eastham and Wellfleet around 9 PM resulted in no serious injuries but kept traffic leaving the outer Cape at a crawl for a time. Photo by R. Copley.

Car crashes into Yarmouth restaurant  injuring two

A car crashed into the 902 Main St. Restaurant about 5:15 PM.
YARMOUTH - No dinner tonight at the 902 Main Street Restaurant in South Yarmouth after a car did heavy damage to the building.

Two people were transported to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Yarmouth Police are investigating.

The crash happened at 5:15 as the restaurant was preparing for their first serving.

Story and top photo by R. Copley.

Photo right by YFD.

Unusual crash in Hyannis

An Oldsmobile sedan somehow climbed the Jersey Barrier on Route 132 Friday morning.
HYANNIS - At AM this morning an Oldsmobile sedan with a young couple that had just pulled out of the strip mall across from the Cape Codder Hotel on Route 132 was apparently speeding and went out of control and somehow climbed the Jersey barriers erected as part of the Route 132 widening project.

The car wound up with its right front wheel teetering atop the Jersey barrier. The Barnstable Police, Hyannis Fire and Barnstable Fire first had to stabilize the the automobile before the couple could get out and that took 20 minutes during which time the couple couldn't move.

Once the car was stablized the male and female were helped out of the car on the right side.

Both lanes of northbound Route 132 were blocked for about an hour until the car was safely removed.

The officers and firemen quipped that at least the cooladas the young couple just bought never spilled and this would have been a great commercial for DD.

Story and photos by Frank Paparo. 

One injured in Harwich crash, traffic backed up

A two vehicle crash on R0ute 137 at Route 6 totaled this Toyota Camry and ripped off its wheel (inset).
HARWICH - A two vehicle crash on Rt. 137 at the top of the Rt.6 eastbound off ramp sent one female operator of the beige Camry to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. The woman driver was attempting to take a left turn onto Rt. 137 when she was hit by the red Ford mini-van. No injuries in the mini-van. The impact of the crash sent the wheel and part of the suspension into the woods 50 feet from the Camry. The accident happened at approximately 2: PM today snarling traffic on Rt. 137 backing it up into Brewster and in the other direction to Rt. 39, East Harwich. Also Rt. 6 Eastbound traffic was crawling along between Exits 10 and 11.
Story & Photos by Jake O'Callaghan.

Friday traffic ramp accident in Dennis: car vs truck
   A crumpled and shattered headlight are the result of an unexpected meeting in South Dennis.

dennis0817bSOUTH DENNIS - Two drivers met unexpectedly on the Route 6 southbound off-ramp to Route 134 in South Dennis around 1PM Friday afternoon.

A BMW bearing Connecticut plates rear-ended a Chevy Silverado truck. The truck sustained minimal damage while the BMW ended up with a crumpled hood and shattered headlight.

Both Dennis and State police attended to the incident, alternating the flow of heavy traffic from the Route 6 ramp and Route 134 south.

Photos by Kevin Morley.

Drug search warrant leads to two arrests
- Falmouth Police, Department of Natural Resources, State Police assigned to the DA's office and and the Sheriff's Department team up to execute a search warrant that leads to one person being arrested on drug charges. Officers converged on 209 Fresh Pond Road about 9 PM Thursday. The search reportedly recovered 8.6 grams of cocaine in a freezer, 4.2 grams of cocaine in a bedroom and 2.7 grams of marijuana in a woman's purse. $4000 in cash was also seized.

24-year old Samuel Mills of East Falmouth was arrested for possession of class B, possession of class B with intent to distribute, drug violation near a school or park, conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. 21-year old Kayla Jonas of East Falmouth was also arrested for possession of class B, possession of class B with intent to distribute, possession of class D, drug violation near a school or park, and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. Both suspects were arraigned on Friday in Falmouth District Court.

Falmouth Police to participate in drunk driving crackdown
- Falmouth Police are participating in a crackdown on drunk driving for the remainder of the summer. 39 percent of the 441 motor vehicle fatalities in Massachusetts in 2005 were alcohol or drug related. To reduce impaired driving the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Highway Safety Division has a statewide campaign call Drunk Driving Over The Limit, Under Arrest. On an annual basis the campaign coordinates extra state and local traffic enforcement, and community education during two to three week crackdowns. More information available here.

Also on Cape Cod Today:
Grand Jury clears Hyannis doctor of charges in shooting of husband. Read the story in EXTRA. Read original CWN story here.

No major problems as 100,000 jam Ptown for Carnival parade
- Police report no major problems as en estimated 100,000 people jammed Provincetown Thursday afternoon for the annual Carnival parade. Despite the throngs of people there were only 1 or two arrests and a few ambulance calls. Read more about the parade on Cape Cod Media.

Macdonald named permanent chief in Barnstable
- Barnstable Town Council Thursday night officially made Paul Macdonald the permanent chief of the Barnstable Police Department.

The Chief is seen here with his family (l-r): son Paul Jr, his wife Michele and daughter Jeanne. Read the story on CCToday.

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