Harwich fatal; Hyannis, Falmouth crashes; S. Yarmouth two-car crash; Smoke condition at the Ocean Club in S. Yarmouth

Top story: Single-vehicle Fatal Crash in Harwich

This sedan landed on its roof after slicing through the utility pole in the background killing the driver.
- Around 1:30 a.m. Friday, a late-model sedan apparently traveling at high speed north on Forest Street near the Harwich Port Golf Club lost control and sheared a utility pole before landing on its roof. When Harwich firefighters arrived at the scene, the driver identfield by police as 30-year old Frank E. Goudey of Harwich was found deceased in the wreckage. The driver's side of the car sustained a u-shaped deformation where it struck the pole (middle right).

To determine if a passenger might have been thrown from the vehicle, Harwich authorities requested the assistance of a K-9 unit from Yarmouth to search the area. At the time of this report no one else had been found.

It appears that the vehicle might have become airborne before hitting the pole, which was broken into three pieces. The topmost piece remained suspended by the wires still carrying power to the area, preventing recovery and investigative activities from taking place until NStar could cut the power.

Harwich Police are investigating the crash. Forest Street was closed well into the morning while the investigation was underway and the pole was replaced. (Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN). 

Three teens injured in Hyannis crash
- Three teenagers were injured, one seriously when their vintage 1974 Dodge Dart struck a tree in Hyannis. It happened about 7:20 p.m. on Old Strawberry Hill Road between Route 132 and Regatta Way. Barnstable Police officers were able to extinguish a small fire in the vehicle. The injured were taken to Cape Cod Hospital by Hyannis ambulances. None of the injuries are life threatening likely thanks to the well built vehicle. Police are investigating if wet roads contributed to the crash. No charges are expected to be filed.

Two vehicle crash in Falmouth
- Thursday evening at about 6:30 p.m. a female driver in a Mercury sedan was pulling out of Carriage Shop Road when poor visibility apparently caused her to pull into the path of a Ford Crown Victoria sedan traveling on Sandwich Road. The impact left the Mercury and car parts in the center of Sandwich Road. Both the Ford and Mercury suffered extensive front and rear side damage and had to be placed on flatbed wreckers for removal from the crash scene. The male driver of the Ford and the driver and passenger in the Mercury declined transport to the hospital after being evaluated by Falmouth Fire/Rescue. Due to the busy nature of that section of Sandwich Road and a light rain in the area, Falmouth Police were kept busy with traffic while the crash scene was cleared and investigated. (Story and photos by Eric Tinglof/CWN).

South Yarmouth two-car crash in front of D-Y Regional High School


yarmouth122707b_200SOUTH YARMOUTH - Just before 11 a.m. Thursday, the badly damaged Honda (shown above) hit the back of an Acura on Station Avenue, in front of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.

One person was transported by Dennis ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. Dennis responded to the scene as all three of Yarmouth's ambulances were out on unrelated calls.  Yarmouth Police are investigating the crash.

(Story and photos by R. Copley/CWN)

Smoky conditions at the Ocean Club in South Yarmouth


SOUTH YARMOUTH - A plumber's torch created a smoke condition in the Ocean Club, formerly Smuggler's Beach Motel, bringing the Yarmouth Fire Department to the location at Smuggler's Beach just before 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

After the fire department removed a section of ceiling, it was determined that there was no extension.

(Story and photo by R. Copley/CWN)


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