Eastham motorcycle crash; Jogger struck in Brewster; Major Dennis crash; Barnstable, Hyannis, Marstons Mills crashes

New overnight: Juvenile joyride ends with one arrest
- An after-midnight joyride by four fourteen-year-old girls earned them a roadside encounter with the Dennis police around 1:50 a.m. Friday on Great Western Road in South Dennis. The driver of a Ford Taurus, owned by the father of one of the girls and taken without authorization, failed to negotiate the curve just before the intersection of Great Western and Upper County and grazed a Toyota parked at 11 Great Western Road. There were no injuries and the damage to the vehicles was minor. Dennis police apparently arrested the driver of the car and detained a second youth whose mother was notified to pick her up at the police station. The remaining two girls were driven from the scene by the Ford's owner when he came to reclaim his vehicle.

Story by Kevin Morley.

Van vs motorcycle in Eastham
- A motorcycle operator was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after a collision with a van in Eastham. The crash happened shortly after 8 p.m. on Route 6 north of the Brackett Road intersection. A Toyota van driven by Deborah Rosenkrantz of Cambridge collided with a motorcycle operated by John Dominique of Raynham. Dominique was later transferred to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Eastham Police are investigating the crash.

Pedestrian struck in Brewster

    Brewster Det. Paul Judge and Harwich accident reconstruction officer Aram Goshgarian examine the Audi that struck a jogger in Brewster while the driver Kevin Usher (blue jeans) stands by.
BREWSTER - A pedestrian was struck by a car in Brewster early Thursday evening. It happened about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Long Pond Road (Route 137) and Tubman Road. The driver 56-year old Kevin Usher of Brewster reportedly claimed he was blinded by the setting sun and did not see the jogger.  He was cited for making an improper turn.  The victim 18-year old Kari Jorgensen of Brewster was transported to Cape Cod Hospital  by Brewster Fire and Rescue where she was treated and released for a leg injury. At right: a Brewster officer points to the spot where the jogger fell after being struck. The Regional Law Enforcement Accident Reconstruction Team assisted in the investigation.

Photos by Jake O'Callaghan.

Driver cited after Route 6 rollover
- The evening commute down Cape ground to a halt after a rollover crash on Route 6 eastbound. The crash happened sometime after 5 p.m. east of Route 132 (Exit 6). State Police say 19-year old Kaitlin O'Hearn of Yarmouthport apparently veered from the right lane into the left lane sideswiping a pickup truck driven by 47-year old Joseph McMahon of South Dennis. McMahon was taken to CCH with non-life threatenng injuries. O'Hearn was cited for marked lanes violation.

Two seriously hurt in violent South Dennis collision

    Two of the vehicles involved in a violent crash in Dennis Thursday.
SOUTH DENNIS – Just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday, a three-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Old Bass River Road and Old Chatham Road in South Dennis. 

A white Isuzu Rodeo northbound on Old Bass River Road driven by 18-year old Jake Winsor of South Dennis  apparently turned left in front of a Ford Escort driven by 55-year old Christopher Metcalfe of of Dennisport traveling south. The impact of the collision spun the Isuzu around, causing a minor impact with a Hyundai Elantra driven by 20-year old Meghan Hannigan of South Yarmouth traveling behind the Isuzu. The Ford came to rest on Old Chatham Road West at right angles to the direction of travel. The Isuzu stopped in the intersection of Old Chatham Road East. The Hyundai, which was only slightly damaged, pulled to the side beyond the intersection. A fire official on the scene described it as a “major impact.”

An initial assessment of the male driver of the Ford spurred rescuers to call for a MedFlight helicopter to meet an ambulance at Hyannis Airport. Due to flight delays, the medevac was canceled and Mr. Metcalfe was  rushed  to Cape Cod Hospital instead. A passenger in the Escort 20-year old Cindy Metcalfe was transported to Cape Cod Hospital as well. Reports at the scene indicate that she wasn’t wearing a seat belt and struck the windshield even though airbags had deployed. The Isuzu driver, Mr. Winsor – alone at the time of the crash -- refused treatment. The two female occupants of the Hyundai were uninjured and the car sustained only minor damage. A Yarmouth ambulance crew responded to the scene and assisted Dennis medics.

During the rescue phase of the incident, Old Bass River Road northbound was closed for about 45 minutes. Dennis police routed southbound Old Bass River Road traffic onto Old Chatham Road East.

A County Investigation Officer arrived on scene to assist Dennis police in the investigation. Dennis Police cited Mr. Winsor for failing to use care in turning. 

Story and photos by Kevin Morley.

Rear-end collision on Route 132

    A two vehicle rear-end collision slowed Route 132 traffic Thursday afternoon
BARNSTABLE - At 2:15 p.m. Thursday Barnstable Police and Fire responded to a two vehicle rear-end collision on Route 132 at Attucks Lane.

A Buick Park Avenue rear ended a Dodge Intrepid blocking the northbound lane.

Both drivers were treated and released at the scene. Traffic had to be rerouted around an island causing some delays.

The crash is under investigation by Barnstable Police.



Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Two injured in Hyannis crash

    Two people were injured in a three vehicle crash in Hyannis early Thursday afternoon.
HYANNIS - Two people were taken to CCH with unknown injuries following a three vehicle crash in Hyannis. About 1 p.m. A Nissan sedan, Ford Taurus and Ford van collided on Iyannough Road (Route 28) by the VFW hall across from the airport. The crash is under investigation by Barnstable Police.

Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Marstons Mills crash

MARSTONS MILLS - One person was injured in a noontime crash in Marstons Mills. The two vehicle crash happened on Route 149 bat Lovell's Lane right by C.O.M.M. fire station #3. A Volkswagen sedan collided with a Ford Edge sending the Ford up onto a lawn. Barnstable police are investigating.
Photo by Frank Paparo.

New Fire Lieutenant in Harwich
HARWICH - Fire Fighter David LeBlanc looks on while his wife Marcy prepares to pin her husband's new badge. LeBlanc was promoted to Lieutenant on the Harwich Fire Department at a ceremony Thursday at Fire Headquarters. Looking on is Deputy Chief Norman Clarke, Jr. Lt. LeBlanc started with the department as a dispatcher sixteen year's ago, he is an arson investigator and in charge of all radio communications and information technology.

Story and photo by Jake O'Callaghan.

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