Harwich crash; Hyannis head-on; Man charged in Truro fatal crash

Car vs. truck crash on West Main Street in Hyannis
   Hyannis car vs. truck crash snarled traffic on West Main Street for over an hour.

hyannis111307b_275HYANNIS - This truck vs. car motor vehicle accident occured at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on West Main Street in Hyannis near Old Strawberry Hill Road, across from Barnstable High School. 

The accident tied up traffic until the scene was cleared around 3:45 p.m.  The majority of the damage was done to the car during the head on crash.

Hyannis Rescue was called and the driver of the car was evaluated with a minor injury.

(Photos and story by Frank Paparo) 

Two injured in Harwich crash

   Two people were injured in a collision between a box truck and a pickup in Harwich.

HARWICH - A two-vehicle crash at Lower County Road and Grey Neck Road sent two victims to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. The Harwichport Heating and Cooling box truck slammed into the Toyota pickup around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

60-year-old Richard Riley of Peterborough, NH, driver of the red Toyota pickup, will be cited by Harwich police for failure to yield. Harwich firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate Mr. Riley who was trapped for a short time. Both Riley and the driver of the box truck, 32-year-old Jonathan Charette of Dennis, were treated and released at CCH. (Photos by Jake O'Callaghan). 

Man charged in Truro fatal crash
- Truro Police have charged the man involved in a deadly crash last Friday. 63-year-old David Gilman of Truro is charged with motor vehicle homicide, operating to endanger and marked lanes violation. 55-year-old Edith Sweet of Truro was killed when Gilman's Subaru (right) collided head on with Sweet's Ford Escort wagon Friday evening.

In a related development the family of Edith Sweet is requesting there be no roadside memorials at the crash scene. The family told Truro Police the memorials were one of Ms. Sweet pet peeves and are too painful a reminder of the tragedy.


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