Driver critical after Bourne crash; Mashpee car vs tree, pedestrian struck

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New overnight: Driver critically injured in Bourne crash
Crash, van fire snarl overnight Cape bound traffic
- A two-vehicle crash late Christmas Eve left one driver critically injured. The vehicles collided about 11:30 p.m. on Route 3 at the Scenic Highway exit before the Sagamore Bridge. The impact reportedly sent one vehicle over the guardrail knocking that driver unconscious. Rescuers called for a Medflight helicopter to land on the highway near the crash scene to fly 49-year old Jeffrey S. Simon of Barnstable to Boston Medical Center forcing the highway to be shutdown for a time until it took off. The driver of the other vehicle 37-year old Margaret Donahue of Plymouth was not injured. State Troopers from the Bourne barracks are investigating the crash. SANDWICH - Meanwhile about an hour and a half later state troopers were forced to close Route 6 eastbound after a van caught fire before exit 4. Sandwich firefighters responded and doused the flames but the van was a total loss. No one was injured. 

Mashpee car vs tree, pedestrian struck
- It was a busy Christmas Eve afternoon for Mashpee rescuers. About 3:45 p.m. they were called to a crash scene on Lowell Road. Two vehicles collided causing one of them to crash into a tree. Three people in that vehicle were extricated and taken to hospitals with minor injuries. About an hour earlier a pedestrian was reportedly struck by a vehicle by the post office at the Mashpee Commons. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Mashpee Police are investigating both incidents. 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