Sunday, May 27, 2012

Multi car crash closes Route 16 in Revere

Shortly after 5PM this evening; first responders from the Revere fire department; along with Cataldo EMS & the state police responded to reports of a multi-vehicle accident in which 1 vehicle had rolled over on the Revere Beach Parkway by Winthrop Ave. There were no serious injuries & a few minor injuries were reported. The eastbound side of the roadway was shut down for a time so crews could remove the vehicles from the roadway & clear debris.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rollover on the turnpike injures 1

Around 9:30 PM this evening, the State Plice along with fire & ems crews responded to the Massachusetts Turnpike Westbound  near the 95.4 mile marker, in between exits 11 & 10 for a report of a vehicle that rolled over into the woods.

Troopers arrived at the scene and reported that no one was inside the vehicle. A request was made for a K9 to respond. Troopers continued to search the tree line along with other rescuers & they located the victim who was reported to be unconscious after being ejected during the crash.

The victim was transported to an area hospital & the incident remains under investigation.

Child struck-Medflighted to Boston Hospital

Around 3 PM this afternoon, Waltham first responders headed for the area of 770 Lexington St for reports of a child struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival of engine company 7 a request was made for a Medflight rescue helicopter. An additional engine company was dispatched for the landing zone assignment to the Falzone Field on Trapelo Rd.

Reports from the scene indicated a 13 year old male had been struck by a minivan which was driven by a 16 year old individual. The victim was said to be unconscious and suffering from a serious head injury.

The victim was transported to the landing zone for the awaiting helicopter and was loaded up for the ride to the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. His condition at this time is not known.

The incident remains under investigation by Waltham police & identities of both the victim and operator of the vehicle have not been released.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

New Bedford: Cop stabbed. Suspect shot

Shortly after 9 PM this evening, a clash between a knife wielding suspect and New Bedford police sent 2 to the hospital in the area of 96 Cedar St. Reports circulated that the individual that was shot was 15 years of age but that has yet to be confirmed. Officers from the NBPD gang unit opened fire after the suspect turned the knife on the officer and stabbed him in the chest. The officer was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment & the shooting victim was transported to St. Lukes in New Bedford. Scanner transmissions suggested that large crowds were forming and State police officers converged on the area to assist. A large scale crime scene has been established & an investigation is underway.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Chicopee firefighters battling early evening house fire

Around 8:15 PM the Chicopee was alerted to a structure fire on the vicinity of 63 Harwich St. Upon arrival of the first due engine company they reported smoke showing from a distance & arrived to find a 1.5 story dwelling fully engulfed in flames.

Crews have stretched multiple hand lines & are commencing search & rescue operations.

Update 8:54 PM-Command reports bulk of the heavy fire has been kocked down and crews are chasing hot spots. No injuries have been reported as of this time via emergency radio broadcasts.

Listen to firefighters in action here: CFD battle house fire

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Serious accident shuts down highway off ramp

Shortly after 8:45 PM Nashua NH first responders along with troopers from the New Hampshire State Police responded to the Everett Turnpike Southbound at the off ramp exit 2 for a report of multi motorcycles involved in a collision.

Based on scanner reports; it was reported that at least 1 victim was in serious condition and that CPR was in progress on at least 1 victim. The ramp is still currently closed.

Update: 5/13-9 PM -Story from Nashua Patch here:fatal motorcycle wreck

Monday, May 7, 2012

Billerica 7-11 robbed. Suspect fled with register drawer

Shortly after 3 AM Billerica PD patrols responded to the 7-11 at 314 Boston Road for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival a male suspect fled out the door after shoving the clerk and grabbing the register drawer. No weapon was displayed during the incident. State police patrols in the area that were monitoring the incident also responded to the area to assist in the search for the suspect.

Update: Less than 24 hours later the subject was taken into custody by Lowell PD. Billerica PD press release can be found here: Billerica PD Press Release

Person shot in Lynn

A little before midnight last night a male victim was shot twice inside the apartments at 498 Essex St. EMS transported the victim to the Mass General Hospital in Hospital for treatment. Scanner transmissions indicated he was conscious and alert.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hazardous materials scare/MCI in Bolton

Around 11:30 AM Bolton officials were called to the Nashoba Regional High School for what appeared to be a white powdery substance in an envelope that as many as 20 people came in contact with while they were at an event at the school according to the State Fire Marshals Office. There are conflicting reports as to whether it was the Pan Mass Challenge Group or a group that was meeting with grief counselors following the death of a student following a car accident earlier in the week.

There has been a Tier 1 response initiated & a Level B MDU request as well. Based on emergency radio transmissions there were reports that victims were leaving the scene & walking into area hospitals. A decon tent has been requested to the nearby hospital and several surrounding area hospitals have been put on alert via the HARMS system. A Mass Casualty Incident has been declared in addition to the massive hazardous materials response.

At 12:50 PM hazmat crews assigned to the Department of Fire Services are currently arriving at the scene and setting up operations.

Update 11 pm: FBI has possession of the envelope & is investigating it as a criminal matter. The victims were de-conned in the parking lot in the school & no serious injuries were reported. The superintendent of schools reported that school will be in session like a regular day & no harm or threat is present despite the incident.