Drunk driver accused in Cotuit crash; Chainsaw accident in Wellfleet; Vehicle found awash in P'town

Top story: Drunk driver blamed for Cotuit crash that injures several

Firefighters work to remove the roof of a car to free three occupants. Incredibly none were seriously hurt.
- Several people were injured in a crash on Falmouth Road (Route 28) near Stub Toe Road in Cotuit shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Police were responding to reports of an erratic operator and say the Ford Ranger pickup truck was involved in a minor crash before plowing into a Saturn Ion sedan.

A Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) declaration brought in five ambulances from the Cotuit, Centerville and Mashpee fire departments.

The pickup truck driver 37-year old Fabio DaSilva of West Hyannisport (right) was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger, leaving the scene of an accident and operating with a revoked license.

Three people in the Saturn had to wait while firefighters cut the roof off to free them. Incredibly none of the injuries appear life threatening. Barnstable Police continue to investigate. the crash.
Click here for a slideshow. (Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN) 

Man injured by chainsaw in Wellfleet
- A man was injured while using a chainsaw late Sunday morning in Wellfleet. Details are sketchy but rescuers were called to 180 Eastwinds Circle around 11:30 a.m. Wellfleet fire officials tell CWN the victim was still in the tree he was cutting when they arrived. A ground ladder enabled him to reach the ground. The victim was then taken to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment of a leg injury.

Vehicle found awash in Provincetown
- A bizarre scene Sunday morning in Provincetown. A vehicle was found stuck and awash on the oversand route near Race Point. The area is only accessible by 4x4 vehicles. Initial concerns that someone might be in the vehicle were alleviated when the operator was found in Provincetown. National Park Service rangers were on scene working to extricate the vehicle and investigating the incident.

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