Two crashes in Eastham, Ambulance struck responding to scene
EASTHAM - Officials in Eastham were kept busy with two crashes in almost the same spot. About 5:30 PM three vehicles collided on Route 6 by the Fairway Restaurant. A total of 14 people were evaluated by rescuers. Two were reportedly taken to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation. To complicate matters further A Wellfleet ambulance responding mutual aid passing stopped traffic under direction of an Eastham Police officer collided with an SUV which apparently pulled out of line presumably to make a u-turn. The ambulance was damaged but no one was injured. Reports say Eastham Police cited the SUV driver. Then about 9 PM two vehicles collided by the Red Barn. Two people were evaluated by rescue. Eastham Police are investigating both crashes. Photo courtesy of Britt Crosby/capecodfd.com.
Boat fire sparks search
MASHPEE - Rescuers from Mashpee and Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills (COMM) fire departments launched rescue boats about 9 PM after a boat was seen afire off Popponesset. Crews checked to see if anyone may have been forced into the water but found no one. They believe the boat was set afire on shore and then set adrift. It was towed into port. Officials are investigating.
Car vs motorcycle in Hyannis
Investigators examine a motorcycle that collided with a car in Hyannis Saturday evening.
HYANNIS - A car and motorcycle collided at Route 28 & Lincoln Road in Hyannis about 5:30 PM Saturday . The Nissan sedan was headed to Hyannis and the motorcycle to Centerville when they collided, The cyclist was thrown from the bike by the impact and Barnstable Police had to block both lanes of Route 28 until Hyannis rescue treated the victim. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The traffic was tied both ways for 45 minutes until the scene was cleared. Meanwhile about an hour later a dirt bike reportedly crashed in the bogs off West Yarmouth Road in Yarmouth. The teen driving the bike reportedly suffered a broken knee and was taken to CCH. Photos by Frank Paparo.
Harwich crash causes major traffic jam
Four vehicles including this Ford Explorer collided at Route 39 and Pleasant Bay Road in Harwich
HARWICH - A four car accident at Pleasant Bay Road and Route 39 about 3:30 PM Saturday afternoon created a mess for traffic in the area.
Rt. 39 was backed up in both directions until the crash scene was cleared.
No injuries were reported.
Harwich Police are investigating.
Further details were not immediately available.
Story and Photos by Jake O'Callaghan.
Child airlifted from Bourne crash
BOURNE - A child was airlifted to a Boston hospital after a head-on crash in Bourne Saturday afternoon. Police say a vehicle driven by Jennifer Bradley apparently crossed the center line on Bournedale Road and struck a truck driven by Thomas Jones. Bradley's 8-year old son was flown to Boston Medical Center. Bradley was taken to Tobey Hospital. Jones and a passenger Michelle Murray were taken to Falmouth Hospital. Bourne Police are investigating. No word if any charges will be filed.
Overnight storms cut power in Eastham
EASTHAM - Strong thunderstorms that rousted people from their sleep Early Saturday morning knocked out power to about 400 customers in Eastham. NStar says trees came down on wires. Power was restored later in the morning.
Seasonal workers fret about Dean
PROVINCETOWN - Although smaller this year because of visa problems there is still a significant force of Jamaican workers on Cape this summer. Once again they are keeping a wary eye on loved ones back on their island home (Jamaica is on the far left in the satellite photo). Hurricane Dean packing winds of 150 MPH is expected to have a major impact on the island, which is also a popular tourist destination, as the track takes it very close to Jamaica on Sunday. The workers are going about their jobs diligently but one can tell they know this storm is no run of the mill hurricane. There have been other storms that have battered the island over the years but this one threatens to be potentially as damaging as Gilbert was in 1988.