Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gloucester motorcycle accident

Around 2:15 PM Gloucester firefighters raced to 232 Main street for a reported collision between a motorcycle & a pickup truck. Based on scanner reports the pilot of the motorcycle was ejected and landed in the bed of the pickup truck. A request has been made for a medflight rescue helicopter.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Waltham Drill

Around 7:30 tomorrow AM, June 10th at the Beaver St railroad crossing near Waverly Oaks Road the Waltham fire department will be conducting a drill.

They will practicing extrication techniques & more following a car/TT unit & a train collision.

Pictures will follow tomorrow.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fire at Petco in Woburn

Just before 10 AM today Woburn fire responded to reports of a fire inside the Petco store at 103 Commerce Way. Dispatch reported workers at the store extinguished the blaze prior to arrival in the fish department. Ladder 2 reported smoke showing on arrival then the assignment was reduced to 1 engine and truck. The store was evacuated and no injuries have been reported.

Rollover crash snarls traffic on I-95 in Attleboro

At 9:15 this morning Attleboro first responders as well as the state police responded to what is a 2 car accident. Both vehicles have gone into the woods, 1 has rolled over on Interstate 95 South just prior to exit 1. Both vehicles are reported to be fully engulfed & 2 people have been ejected. 2 victims have been transported to Rhode Island Hospital. Injuries are said to be non life threatening.

State police also responded to 2 separate "rubbernecking" style accidents in the back up as a result.

Car destroys utility pole in Framingham

Shortly after 1:30 this morning Framingham PD along with fire & ems crews responded to High and State Streets in front of Framingham State University for reports of a pickup truck that had crashed into a utility pole.

Witnesses at the scene report that the truck exited off of Route 9 East and lost control, clipped the guardrail & continued about another 40 feet striking a utility pole. 2 occupants of the truck were transported to an area hospital or treatment of injuries said to be non life threatening injuries.

Access to High St from Route 9 East  was restricted so crews could clean up the scene and replace the pole.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Serious accident snarls traffic on 128 in Waltham

Shortly after 11 AM this morning; The Waltham Fire Department along with the state police responded to Route 128 South near Route 20 for a vehicle into a tractor trailer. Upon arrival, first responders reported that there was one person that had been ejected onto the roadway suffering serious injuries from the vehicle.

The left lane gets by the scene currently as a reconstruction team gets called in for the investigation. Delays can be expected for a while longer.

Identities of the people involved in the crash have yet to be released. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Update 12:20 PM- Investigators are still on the scene. The back ups extend back to Route 2 in Lexington. Allow for plenty of extra travel time.

As you can see, the pictures attached are from the Department of Transportation traffic camera website which is a public domain.

Update-3:40 PM -More on the crash can be found here:Waltham patch