Wellfleet crash sends four to hospital with serious injuries

Serious crash closed Route 6 during investigation, clean-up
Crash scene on Route 6 in Wellfleet this morning. (Wellfleet Police photo)

From Wellfleet Police:

On Saturday April 8, 2017 at approximately 11:04 am Wellfleet PD was dispatched to motor vehicle crash on Route 6 near the Mobil Gas Station. Wellfleet PD and FD arrived on location and determined it to be a 2 vehicle accident. Vehicle #1 was located partially in the Mobil parking lot and the vegetative barrier adjacent to Route 6. Vehicle #2 was laying on the passenger side partially on the traffic island and the travel lane of Route. 6.

Vehicle 1, 2017 Toyota Rav4, operator a female (over 70 years of age) from Truro, taken by ambulance to the Barnstable Airport and flown to a medical facility by Medflight with life threatening injuries. The passenger in the vehicle, a female from Truro (unknown years of age), was taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with serious injuries. No names are being released at this time pending verification and proper notification.

Vehicle 2, 2010 Toyota Rav4, operator a female (over 30 years of age) from Wellfleet, taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with serious injuries. The female child passenger (approximate age of 8) from Wellfleet, was taken by ambulance with serious injuries. No names are being released at this time pending verification and proper notification.

Vehicle 1 & 2 was travelling along Route 6, westbound, heading towards Eastham. Vehicle 1 was reported to have erratic operation prior to the accident. The exact sequence of events of what the vehicles were doing is still being investigated. The cause of the accident medical, negligence, criminal or other is still being investigated.

Route 6 was closed for travel for both directions for a period of time. Once the scene was made safe and processed, the westbound lane of Route 6 was coned off allowing single lane of travel around the accident scene. Route 6 was returned to normal traffic flow after approximately 2.5 hours.

Wellfleet Police and Fire were assisted at the scene by:

​Truro Police & Fire
​Eastham Police & Fire
​Orleans Fire
​Harwich Police
​Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office
MA Highway Department

This accident is under investigation by the Wellfleet Police Department and Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council Accident Reconstruction team.


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