Tanker rolls over in Wareham neighborhood; Man evacuated from Falmouth home

Tanker partially rolls over in Wareham neighborhood
Police cordon off area

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Workers at site of tanker that partially rolled over in Church Avenue neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22. (Photo by David G. Curran)

WAREHAM - An 18-wheel tanker truck reportedly bringing gasoline to a marina partially tipped over while trying to make a corner in the Church Avenue residential area in Wareham. The accident, which occurred not far from Tobey Hospital, was reported around 2 p.m. Wareham police cordoned off an area around the truck following the accident. Wareham firefighters were joined by emergency workers from Plymouth and Barnstable counties as well as the state police. Workers first stabilized the tipped truck and then started offloading the fuel to another truck.

 

Neighbors' worries spark emergency medical call
Rescue workers take Tobey Lane man to Falmouth Hospital

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Falmouth Fire Rescue Department workers Wednesday took a man from this Tobey Lane home to Falmouth Hospital. (Photo by David G. Curran)

FALMOUTH - Neighbors who grew concerned that they hadn't seen a man at a Tobey Lane home for some time, and who had observed newspapers piling up outside the residence, called the police Wednesday morning.

Police who responded found an 82-year-old man inside the house. They called the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department for assistance. Department personnel transported the man to Falmouth Hospital.

Falmouth town health officials reportedly were notified about the conditions that police and rescue workers found inside the home.

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