Sunday, November 18, 2012

Car vs MBTA bus in Revere. 1 victim with serious injuries

Shortly before midnight last night in Revere on Route 1A (Northshore Rd) near the intersection of Oak Island Rd a vehicle rear ended an MBTA bus at a high rate of speed and continued about 300 yards before it came to rest. The lone occupant of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Mass General Hospital in Boston and listed in critical condition. The bus was unoccupied at the time and the driver was uninjured. The southbound travel lanes were closed for approximately 4.5 hours while the Massachusetts State Police CARS team responded to piece together the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash and aided Revere PD and Transit PD in the investigation.

Lawrence crash sends 2 with serious injuries to hospital after striking a pole and bursting into flames

Around 10 PM last night Lawrence police and fire raced to the intersection of Haverhill St by Morton St for reports of a vehicle that had struck a pole and caught fire. Radio transmissions indicated that 1 was ejected during the impact and another was trapped inside the vehicle. Preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed down Haverhill Street when the driver lost control struck a utility pole, shearing it in half and travelled roughly 200 yards finally coming to rest against a food truck that was parked. The Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction team was called in and assisted Lawrence police with the investigation. The identities of the occupants of the vehicle have not been released at this time.



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Triple decker burns in East Cambridge. 2 injured. 1 fatally

Around 12:30 this morning Cambridge fire received calls for a house fire at 294 Columbia St. Box 297 was struck and engine 5 reported heavy fire showing from the top floor of a 3 story wood frame. Rescue 1 conducted a primary search and located 1 victim on the fire floor which is reported to be in serious condition. The bulk of the fire has been knocked down and the scene is being held for fire investigators with Cambridge fire and the Massachusetts State Police. Updates to follow as they become available.

Updated: 11/18-Article from the Cambridge Chronicle identifies the victim: Cambridge fatal fire