Pedestrian struck in Hyannis
A woman who was driving this SUV talks to police after a pedestrian was struck.
HYANNIS - For the second time this week a pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle in Hyannis. Rescuers were called to a rainy scene on Route 132 by Cooke's Seafood just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday where a person had been struck by an Isuzu Rodeo. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital by Hyannis rescue with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries. The woman driving the SUV stayed at the scene. Barnstable police are investigating the incident. At right police check for evidence. A piece of the vehicle was on the ground (inset). A woman struck by a car on Main Street early Sunday is still in critical condition. (Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN).
Top story: Head-on car vs dump truck on Route 6 in Truro
A car collided head-on with a dump truck on Route 6 in Truro.
TRURO - Truro Police were literally just finishing up a reconstruction project from the fatal crash on November 9th when they had to rush to the scene of yet another horrific crash. Sometime after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, a Toyota Camry apparently crossed the center line on Route 6 just south of Shore Road (Route 6A) and collided head-on with a 10-wheel dump truck. Rescuers called for a Medflight but it was grounded by bad weather so the car driver 64-year old Charles W. Judge of Wellfleet, who had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life, was rushed by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital and later flown to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The truck driver 77-year old George Morris of North Truro was not injured.
Firefighters had to use sand to control a diesel spill from the John F. Noons dump truck. Route 6 between Shore Road and South Highland Road was closed and traffic detoured for about four hours while the already-in-town Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Accident Reconstruction unit and a Mass State Police Truck Team investigated the crash. Another crash in backed up traffic south of the scene slightly injured two people. Witnesses at the scene theorized the car driver may have suffered a medical condition before the crash.
(Story and photos by Tim Caldwell/CWN).
Hyannis firefighters busy with gas leak, gas spill
Hyannis firefighters scale the roof of a building at 511 Main St. to investigate an odor of gas.
HYANNIS - The Hyannis Fire dept was called at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday to a heavy odor of natural gas in and around a building at 511 Main St. Hyannis. They climbed atop the roof, searched every place but could not find the cause. There was no one in the building so no evacuation was needed but KeySpan was called to the scene and the Hyannis FD was committed there until the cause of the smell was investigated.
Then at 1 p.m. Tuesday Hyannis Fire was called to Charles St. between Winter St. and Barnstable Rd. for a gasoline spill that was 100 yards long. They checked toward Winter St. and and to Barnstable Rd. and were not able to determine the source of the spill. Because of the rain they had to close Charles St. with the help of a Barnstable Police cruiser because of concerns that the gasoline would go into the storm drains. This tied up Hyannis fire units at both the natural gas smell at 511 Main St. and at this gasoline spill several blocks away. (Story and photos by Frank Paparo/CWN).
Pair of crashes in Centerville
CENTERVILLE - This was the scene (above) on Shoot Flying Hill Rd and Knotty Pine Ln in Centerville when a jeep collided with a box truck at 11 a.m. Tuesday. One person in the Jeep was taken to CCH by Comm rescue with minor injuries. The road was tied up for 45 minutes. Barnstable Police are investigating reports the Jeep veered out of its lane forcing the Spencer Hallett Heating and Plumbing truck off the road.
At 1:50 p.m. Tueday, Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills (COMM) Fire and Barnstable PD responded to another crash (above) with injuries at Old Stage Rd and Main Street in Centerville.