Pedestrian struck in Orleans; East Falmouth rear-end crash; Hyannis crash; Dennis crash; Hyannis school blacked out; Centerville family robbed while they sleep

Mother, child escape serious injury in Orleans rollover
- A scary ordeal in Orleans when a vehicle carrying a mother and child rolls over. It happened shortly before 7 p.m. on Finlay Road at Giddiah Hill Road. Firefighters had to stabilized the vehicle which was on its side in order to free the occupants. Orleans Police are investigating the crash.

Pedestrian struck by car in Orleans
- A pedestrian was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Orleans. It happened about shortly after 6 p.m. at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy on Route 6A. Orleans Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available.

East Falmouth rear-end crash


EAST FALMOUTH - A rear-end crash occurred at noon Wednesday in front of Eagle Fence Company on East Falmouth Highway.

The driver of a GMC Jimmy traveling east-bound on East Falmouth Highway was waiting to make a left turn into Eagle Fence Company, where the driver is an employee, when it was struck from behind by a Toyota Yaris causing considerable damage to both vehicles.

Air bags deployed in the Toyota allowing the youthful male driver and his female passenger to escape injury requiring medical attention.

The driver of the GMC also declined medical attention at the time of the accident, but Falmouth Fire/Rescue were called back to the scene about a half hour later to transport the GMC driver to Falmouth Hospital with head and neck pain.

The Falmouth Police Department cited the driver driver of the Toyota for following too closely.

As would be expected, a crash on this busy section of the highway, at this busy time of day, caused considerable traffic delays but the scene was managed and cleared quickly be Falmouth Police officers.

(Photo and story by Eric Tinglof/CWN).

Man gets probation in fatal crash
- A judge gave a Cotuit man three years probation in connection with a fatal crash last year. 60-year old Gerald Williams was cleared on with  motor vehicle homicide while under the influence but found guilty on motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation. Williams was heading home after playing golf and reportedly having three beers on November 16th, 2006 when he pulled into traffic on Route 28 in Yarmouth and collided with a motorcycle operated by 43-year old William Armstrong (see original story here).  Armstrong died at the scene.

(CWN file mugshot furnished by YPD).

Two vehicle crash behind Cape Cod Mall

Two vehicles collided behind the Cape Cod Mall.
- At 2:30 Wednesday afternoon Barnstable Police responded to a crash in the road between Blanchards Liquors and entrance that leads to extra parking at the back of Sears Automotive in the rear of the Cape Cod Mall. A Cadillac coming in from Route 28 thru the lot of Blanchards had T-boned a Toyota Rav4 totally destroying the front of the car and the side a front of the SUV. Both drivers denied any injury. Both vehicles had to be towed and the road was closed about 45 minutes until they were removed. (Story and photo by Frank Paparo/CWN).

Woman injured in dramatic Route 6 crash in Dennis
- A Dennis woman was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with what were believed to be serious but non-life threatening injuries after a dramatic crash on Route 6 about 8:15 a.m. 21-year old Desiree Clark apparently lost control of her Mitsubishi Galant which veered into the median striking several signs before going airborn into the rest area and striking a large tree which them fell on the vehicle. Clark managed to get out of her vehicle. State Police are investigating if the treads on her tires somehow came off triggering the crash. Traffic during the morning commute was slowed as motorists rubbernecked to get a look at the crash.

Blown transformer darkens Hyannis school

    The Hyannis East Elementary school lost power after a transformer failed on a pole (inset).
- At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning Hyannis fire units and Barnstable Police were called to a report of arcing wires on a pole across from The Hyannis East Elementary school on Bearses Way. When the arrived the arching had stopped but it had knocked out all power to the school and NSTAR had to be called to restore power to the school which officials had considered closing but decided not to because of transportation problems. (Story and photo by Frank Paparo/CWN).

Provincetown man accused of OUI in Harwich crash that knocked out power
- Brewster Police arrested a Provincetown man for operating under the influence of alcohol Tuesday night. 47-year old Dean Macara was arrested after a traffic stop on Pleasant Lake Avenue. At the same time Harwich Police say they got calls from residents on Sequattom Road about power being out. They reportedly discovered a pole had been struck and car parts at the scene matched Macara's Ford Mustang. Macara was charged by Harwich Police with leaving the scene of an accident, operating to endanger and marked lanes violation.

Man arrested for robbing family while they slept
- A Centerville man is charged with unarmed robbery after police accuse him of breaking into a Knotty Pine Drive home and robbing it while the family slept. It happened early Sunday morning.  Police say a laptop computer, camera, two sets of golf clubs, a DVD player and DVDs were taken. Detectives reportedly learned 39-year old James Rothwell was trying to sell a laptop and camera. The stolen items were recovered when police executed a search warrant at Rothwell's home on Glen Eagle Drive. He was charged with unarmed robbery. 

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