Bourne, Falmouth, Dennis crashes, sledding mishap; Bonatt's fire in Harwichport; Yarmouth Head-on

Crash causes pickup to hit utility pole, roll over

Two pickup trucks collided causing this one to hit a utility pole and roll over.
- Friday evening just about 8:55 p.m. Bourne Police and Fire-EMS along with a trooper from the Bourne Barracks were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash with a rollover on Route 28 (McArthur Blvd.) south bound just past Barlows Landing Road.

The wreck involved two pickup trucks that were both travelling south just prior to the crash. Both operators were alone in their trucks at the time of the crash.

After leaving the roadway, one truck struck an NSTAR utility pole and flipped over while the other came to rest well into the treeline.

Both operators were transported to local hospitals with injuries that were believed to be not life threatening.

Slick roads and speed may be a possible factor but the crash remains under investigation by Bourne Police who say driver of the flipped truck is facing numerous charges.

Traffic on the MacArthur Boulevard section of Route 28 was affected well into Saturday as one lane was closed while utility crews worked to replace the pole.


(Photos by AAP).

Two injured in Falmouth crash

- A two-vehicle crash on Old Barnstable Road just off of East Falmouth Highway (Route 28) sent two people to Falmouth Hospital by Falmouth Fire/Rescue ambulance with injuries that were not life threatening. A Pontiac Grand Am traveling on Old Barnstable Road just off Route 28 struck a classic Chevy Camaro causing considerable damage to both vehicles and injury to a male passenger of the Camaro and the lone male driver of the Pontiac. The driver of the Camaro was uninjured. The crash is under investigation by Falmouth PD. Both vehicles were being removed by flatbed wrecker. (Story and photo by Eric Tinglof/CWN).

High-speed civilian chase ends badly

A Chevy Lumina lies heavily damaged after striking a tree in Dennis.
- A minor fender-bender around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon turned into a high-speed chase that ended with a wrecked landscape trailer, a car in the woods and a man and child transported to Cape Cod Hospital. It all began at the intersection of Great Western Road and Depot Street in Harwich. As a Toyota Camry driven by a young woman headed eastbound from Dennis approached the treacherous Depot Street intersection, a vehicle turned left from Depot Street onto Great Western narrowly missing her car. A Chevy Lumina closely following the first vehicle into the intersection struck the Camry on the left front bumper.

The Camry driver reports that the Lumina driver signaled that he was going to pull over to exchange papers. Instead, he left the scene of the minor accident and turned left on Depot headed north. The Camry driver set out in pursuit in order to capture the Lumina's license plate number. After traveling down Depot Street for about a mile, the Lumina driver took a left on Old Chatham Road followed by the Camry. The Camry driver admitted that the vehicles were traveling at speeds approaching 90 MPH as they headed westbound on Old Chatham into Dennis. She was on the phone with the Harwich police when she observed the Lumina strike the utility trailer of an eastbound truck making a right turn into Atlantic Avenue.

The collision with the trailer caused the Lumina to leave Old Chatham Road and strike a tree on the north side of the road. When police and rescue workers arrived at the scene, they discovered that the Chevy Lumina driven by 27-year-old Shawn Kimball of East Dennis also carried his 2-year-old son who was fortunately buckled into a car safety seat. The driver was reportedly unbelted and evidently struck the windshield. The trailer was removed from the middle of Old Chatham by nearby workers with a Bobcat. Dennis Rescue transported Kimball and his son to the hospital. Reports at the scene indicate that the child might have escaped harm while the driver reportedly sustained injuries that were not considered life threatening. Kimball was cited for operating to endanger, speeding and child endangerment. (Story and Photos by Kevin Morley/CWN)

Sledder injured in Dennis
- A sledding accident in Dennis sent one person to CCH. The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. at the Dennis Highlands Golf Course. Further details were not immediately available.

Pedestrian struck in Woods Hole
- An elderly woman was taken to Falmouth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle. The woman was walking on Woods Hole Road when she was apparently clipped by the mirror of a pickup. No charges were filed against the driver.

Head on crash on Route 28 in West Yarmouth


WEST YARMOUTH - Saved by airbag deployment, three people were treated at the scene of a head-on crash and declined transportation to the hospital.

The other vehicle, a Ford Ranger (not shown), suffered less damage in this crash shortly after noon Friday on Route 28 , just west of Parker's River. 

(Story and photo by Richard Copley/CWN) 

No one hurt in oven fire at popular Harwichport bakery

HARWICHPORT - Quick work by the Harwich Fire Department put out a large oven fire at Bonatt's Restaurant and Bakery on Route 28. The blaze broke out at 10:15 a.m. Friday in the kitchen of the popular eatery.  No injuries were reported. (Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN). welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on