Yarmouth fire critically injures woman; Man crashes trying to flee Falmouth Police; Drunk driver accused of triggering crash; Child hurt in fall at BJs

Smoky one-alarm fire sends one to the hospital


Victim airlifted to Boston but later sccumbs

WEST YARMOUTH - The fire was located in a cottage at 14 Bradford Street off Standish Avenue in West Yarmouth. A woman was pulled out of the house by Yarmouth Police  Officer Mark Thibeault who was first on the scene. Her condition was very serious and she was later airlifted to a Boston hospital where tragically she later passed away.

Two police officers and a firefighter were treated for injuries considered not life-threatening.  Firefighters working in small crews attempted to locate the source of this smoky 1 a.m. fire. A thermal imaging camera was used to help locate the fire.

The cause is undetermined and the State Fire Marshal has been requested. Below, is the scene this morning where repairmen were already at work boarding the house up.  Story and photos by Richard Copley

Man crashes trying to flee Falmouth Police

     A man crashed his Nissan into a pickup after reportedly refusing to stop for police.
FALMOUTH - Just before 11 p.m. Monday night, a Falmouth Police officer attempted to stop a Nissan sedan for speeding on Fresh Pond Road toward Route 28. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop. The officer ended the pursuit when speeds became to high.
The driver of the Nissan continued toward Route 28 and passed over the grass island at the intersection onto Route 28 where he struck the front of a GMC pickup traveling south on 28. The Nissan sustained considerable damage and crossed the highway over the curb and sidewalk. As the Nissan came to rest the male driver exited the vehicle and ran into the woods leaving three young female passengers behind. Two of the female passengers were transported to Falmouth Hospital by Falmouth Fire/Rescue.The male operator of the pickup was not injured and his truck sustained only moderate damage.
Barnstable County Sheriffs units arrived with a canine to assist Falmouth PD in a search for the driver and to assist Falmouth PD with the investigation. Further details were not immediately available. Story and photos by Eric Tinglof.

Drunk driver accused of triggering crash

     The driver of this pickup is accused of being drunk when he plowed into a GMC Yukon in Centerville.

CENTERVILLE - At about 3:15 p.m. Monday Barnstable Police and Centerville Fire responded to a serious crash on Craigville Beach Road on the Centerville side of the Centerville River bridge. The driver of a black pickup truck, who had been reported driving erratically, t-boned a GMC Yukon. The side and front airbags were deployed upon impact and the adult parent driver and two children in the Yukon were injured. The driver of the pickup truck also reportedly struck the mirror of another pickup truck, before crashing into the SUV.

The driver of the truck then fled the scene into the woods, but was quickly captured by several officers and arrested for OUI, driving to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

His brother arrived a few minutes later and was cuffed and put into a cruiser after allegedly interfering with the police officers on scene.


Story and photos by Frank Paparo.


Child injured in fall at BJs
BARNSTABLE - At 10:15 a.m. Monday Barnstable Police and West Barnstable Rescue responded to a call at BJs Wholesale Club on Attucks Lane.

A child shopping with his family, fell on the concrete floor inside the store sustaining a head injury.

The child was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment.

Story and photo by Frank Paparo.

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