Sandwich rollover; Manhole explosion at Cape Cod Mall; Large blackout on Cape; Barnstable motorcycle crash; West Barnstable bicyclist dies; Centerville school vandalism

Developing overnight: Rollover with entrapment in Sandwich

    The driver of this convertible was trapped for almost an hour after it rolled over in the woods in Sandwich.
SANDWICH - One person was seriously injured in a rollover crash in Sandwich around midnight Saturday/Sunday.

The crash happened on Farmersville Road at Percival Lane when a red convertible rolled over in the woods.

The driver was trapped and it took nearly an hour for rescuers to free him using the Jaws of Life. The man, said to be about 20-years-old, was taken to the Holly Ridge Golf Course where a Medflight helicopter flew him to Boston Medical Center with multiple injuries.

A passenger was able to escape the wreckage on their own and was taken by a Centerville ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

A crash reconstruction team is assisting Sandwich Police in investigating the crash.

Sources say alcohol was a likely factor in the crash.


Photos by Bryan Joseph.

New overnight: Driver escapes serious injury in Route 25 rollover at Bourne Bridge
- An early morning rollover crash on Route 25 eastbound at the Bourne Bridge temporarily shut down the road and bridge. The driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation after the crash which happened shortly before 3 a.m. State and Bourne Police are investigating the crash.

Power problems at Cape Cod Mall
Manhole explosion reported on Route 132 side

    Firefighters and NStar workers check a manhole that blew outside the Cape Cod Mall.
HYANNIS - More power problems to report, this time in the area of the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis. Power problems were first reported late Saturday afternoon and firefighters had to free a person trapped in a stalled elevator in  Macy's. NStar workers thought they had the situation under control when a manhole exploded near the food court entrance on the Route 132 side of the Mall sometime after 6:30 p.m. No one was injured but firefighters confirmed smoke coming from the manhole. Utility crews worked late into the evening trying to fix the trouble.

Photos by Frank Paparo.

Large blackout reported on part of the Cape
Dennis Fire Department inundated with calls

- A large power outage began affecting parts of the Cape from Harwich to Yarmouth sometime after 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. NStar equipment failure was apparently to blame. The resulting arcing apparently sparked a brush fire on Setucket Road in Dennis that Dennis Fire was called to extinguish. NStar crews were working to restore power to the area.

During the blackout Dennis Fire was inundated with multiple calls including a person struck by a car on Route 28 by Benny's and a car vs tree on Route 6A as well as several medical and fire alarm calls. Mutual aid from Brewster and Yarmouth was called in to assist. The pedestrian was not seriously injured and the driver of the car vs tree also escaped serious injury.

About an hour later several vehicles collided on Route 134 at Fresh Pond Road. No serious injuries were reported at that crash either.

As of 4:45 p.m. NStar had been able to isolate the problem and most of the power was being restored.

Five injured in Yarmouth crash, medical condition may be to blame
- Five people were injured when a vehicle struck a tree on Brook Hill Lane in West Yarmouth around 7:30 p.m. Yarmouth Police are reportedly investigating if the driver may have had a medical condition that contributed to the crash. An ambulance from Hyannis assisted in transporting victims to Cape Cod Hospital. None of the injuries appear life-threatening.

Motorcycle crash on Route 6 onramp
- A motorcyclist was injured after crashing his bike on the ramp from Route 132 to Route 6 westbound around 4:30 p.m. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were serious but not considered life-threatening. The crash is under investigation by State Police.

Bicyclist dies riding in woods
WEST BARNSTABLE - A bicyclist reportedly collapsed while riding in the remote area along the power lines off the Service Road early Saturday afternoon. Friends called for help but weren't exactly sure where they were. Rescuers called for a helicopter to help them spot the victim. However the victim was located before the helicopter arrived and was brought out of the area with rescuers performing CPR. The victim was then rushed to Cape Cod Hospital but tragically was pronounced dead at the hospital. Further details were not immediately available.

Photo by Frank Paparo.

Vandalism discovered at Centerville school

    Someone vandalized the grounds at the Centerville Elementary School.
CENTERVILLE - At 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning the principal of the Centerville Elementary School on Bay Lane reported to police that the grounds had been vandalized a week before the school year is to start. Police discovered someone had apparently done "donuts" with a vehicle in a field and a large trash barrel had been overturned with garbage strewn around. A County Investigation Officer was called to photo the scene.

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