Alcohol blamed in Harwich crash; Orleans crash; One hurt in Sandwich "rear-ender"; Motorcycle skids 150 feet, rider hospitalized

Driver arrested for OUI after Harwich crash

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HARWICHPORT - An Audi sedan crashed into a stone wall on Hoyt Road about 2 a.m. Sunday. The male driver was placed under arrest at the scene for allegedly operating under the influence. The driver refused medical treatment at the crash scene and was taken to Harwich PD for booking. Story & photos by Jake O'Callaghan

Attempt to stop car ends in crash
- A vehicle that a state trooper was reportedly trying to stop rolled on its side in Orleans about 1 a.m. Sunday. The crash happened on Finlay Road near Lots Hollow Road. No one was seriously injured but one person had to be extricated from the SUV. It was not immediately known why the trooper was trying to stop the vehicle. We'll bring you further details as we get them.

Rear-end collision injures one in Sandwich 

011208_355_02SANDWICH - One person was injured in a "rear-ender" in front of the Forestdale School Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 4:20 p.m. at the intersection of Route 130 and Quaker Meetinghouse Road when a maroon Toyota Tacoma rear-ended a red Ford convertible.

The crash left the back end of the Ford damaged and glass from both of the vehicles scattered across the road.

One person was treated at the scene and transported to CCH with injuries that were not life-threatening. Sandwich Police are investigating. Photos by Aaron Bryant.

Motorcycle crash sends one to hospital


CENTERVILLE - At 2:15 p.m. Saturday a motorcyclist on a Suzuki was riding on Nye Road near Seth Parker Road in Centerville when, according to an eyewitness, he sped up for some reason, lost control of the cycle and skidded at least 150 feet, breaking off pieces of the cycle and winding up on the street.

Two Barnstable Police cars arrived and called for COMM rescue, which transported the rider to CCH with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The scene was active for about 45 minutes while a police photographer documented the crash and a flatbed arrived to take the broken bike. Some neighbors living on Nye Road said that the driver seemed to be horsing around just before the accident and no cars were involved. Later some worried relatives arrived at the scene to view the damaged bike.  Story & photos by Frank Paparo.

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