Eastham van vs pole jams traffic; Bicyclist medflighted after Ptown spill; Hyannis crash; Teen shot with pellet gun outside mall

Van vs pole crash jams Route 6 in Eastham

   Traffic was jammed after this van struck a utility pole on Rte. 6 in Eastham Monday afternoon.
EASTHAM - Route 6 in Eastham was down to one lane in each direction late into the evening after a Chevy van struck a utility pole on Route 6. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. just north of Aeries Avenue. The driver, Robert Christian of Cambridge,  was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.  Initially, all traffic was blocked from Samoset Road to Governor Prence Road and diverted onto Bridge Road due to downed live wires. Once the wires were killed and moved out of the road one lane in both directions was opened. Evening commuter traffic was jammed for a couple of hours. Only a couple of houses in the immediate area lost power. Eastham Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Photos by Tim Caldwell.

Bicyclist airlifted after Ptown spill
- A bicyclist was flown to a Boston hospital after reportedly taking a spill on the Provincelands Bike Trail in the Cape Cod National Seashore shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. The woman was taken by ambulance to nearby Provincetown Municipal Airport to meet Medflight. Police said she was not wearing a helmet.

One injured in Hyannis crash
HYANNIS - One person was injured in a three-vehicle crash in Hyannis around 1 p.m.

Two cars and a landscaping truck collided by 100 West Main Street. The crash caused a major traffic jam until the vehicles were towed. Barnstable Police are investigating.

Photo by Frank Paparo.

Teen shot with pellet gun outside Cape Cod Mall
- A 16-year-old was arrested and charged with shooting another 16-year-old with a pellet gun outside the Cape Cod Mall late Friday afternoon. The suspect was reportedly brandishing a knife in one hand and the pellet gun in the other. The victim fled but police were notified by Cape Cod Hospital when he arrived there for treatment. Both are from West Yarmouth and cannot be identified because they are juveniles. Police are still investigating the circumstance of the attack but at this time there is no indication that this fight is related to the brawl that left three stabbed outside the mall two weeks ago.

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