Eastham Police Statement on Route 6 Motorcycle vs. Pickup Crash

UPDATED - One patient was MedFlighted...

Update - 2:47 p.m. - Eastham Fire Department statement:

The Eastham Fire and Police Departments, received multiple 911 calls for a motorcycle vs. pickup truck on Rt. 6 West near the Orleans rotary.

 

Initial units on scene found one patient, the motorcyclist, lying in the roadway.  The patient was conscious and talkative with serious injuries, not believed to be life threatening.  The patient, a male in his 30’s, was transferred to Barnstable Municipal Airport to meet a Medflight helicopter for transport to a trauma center in Boston.

Traffic was closed for a short time until the patient and emergency units cleared.

No further information was available at the time of this release.

From the Eastham Police Department (verbatim):

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 9:55am, the Eastham Police and Fire Departments responded to Route 6 near the Cranberry Cottages for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. A preliminary investigation showed that a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Christopher Landry, 29, of Eastham, had struck the back of a 2006 GMC pickup truck operated by Michael Scuderi, 22, of Russell MA. One individual was transported by the Eastham Fire Department to an awaiting Medflight helicopter at the Barnstable Municipal Airport, and subsequently to a trauma center in Boston. The individual appeared to have non-life threatening injuries.

Southbound Route 6 traffic was detoured onto Hay Road for approximately forty minutes while rescuers treated the injured party and the scene was investigated. Northbound traffic was reduced to a single lane during the same time period. Route 6 was completely re-opened at approximately 10:40am.

The crash remains under investigation by the Eastham Police Department.


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