Centerville crashes stall Route 28 traffic

Driver seriously injured in Barnstable crash
BARNSTABLE
- One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after a car struck a tree in Barnstable. The crash happened about 8 p.m. on Route 6A (Main Street) by the railroad overpass in Barnstable. The injuries were believed to be serious but not life threatening. Barnstable Police are investigating.

Centerville crashes stall Route 28 traffic

     Route 28 by the Centerville Plaza has become a troubled stretch of roadway with many serious crashes.
CENTERVILLE - At about 2:15 p.m. Friday Barnstable Police and Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills (COMM) Fire responded to 2 separate crashes. The first occurred at Route 28 and Lumbert Mill Road. The second just down Route 28 in front of the Centerville Plaza. No one was injured at the Lumbert Mill crash. At least one person was injured at the Centerville Plaza and is seen being put in an ambulance. Along with Lumbert Mill the stretch of Route 28 has been the scene of numerous crashes. One business owner told CWN the problems by the plaza began when the Town of Barnstable asked the Mass Highway several years ago to double barrel Route 28 from Phinneys Lane to Old Stage Road. That relatively short straigthaway stretch of road has somewhat of a drag strip with many vehicles routinely exceeding the speed limit resulting in a number of serioius crashes. This is also the stretch that during the widening Yarmouth Police Officer Brad Erickson was killed while working a detail when a dump truck accidentally backed into him. The trucking company was found to not have a back up beeper on the truck as required by law. Several eyewitnesses to this latest crash said it seems like when cars make left turns out of the plaza to go toward Phinneys Lane, traffic  on Route 28 almost seems to speed up and virtually cut people off. Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Bridge crashes slow morning commute
BOURNE
- Two crashes within minutes on the Bourne Bridge and Grandma's Rotary caused major delays during the morning commute. One person was taken to Falmouth Hospital with minor injuries. Bourne and State Police are investigating the crashes.

Dennis Fire tests new rescue boat
DENNIS - The Dennis Fire Department took advantage of Thursday's warm weather to put Marine 118 through some sea trials before the summer season starts. This former U.S. Coast Guard 22-foot Ambar Rigid Hull Rescue Boat came to the town through the Federal Excess Property Program. Powered by twin 115 HP Honda outboards, the speedy craft is shown here nearing the mouth of the Bass River. Story and photo by Kevin Morley.

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