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
BOURNE
- 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
MASHPEE
- 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.

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