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Friday, September 16, 2011

Person struck, killed by MBTA commuter rail train in Hyde Park

News Items for Friday, September 16th

One patient flown by medevac helicopter after accident in Plymouth
The jaws of life were used to free someone from a vehicle crash in the area of 50 Oak Street that occurred around 1:30 AM. The patient was then transported to Jordan hospital by ambulance, where they were to be met by a Boston Medflight helicopter.

Shed fire in North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Firefighters battled a heavy fire in a large shed located at 144 Hatchery Rd just after 2:00 AM.

Couch catches on fire in Keene home
At around 2:30, Keene, NH firefighters extinguished a couch that was on fire inside a home at 48 Spruce Street.

Tractor-trailer rolls over in Raynham
An 18 wheel truck rolled over on Route 24 southbound near exit 14 (I-495) at 7:00 AM. There were no serious injuries reported.

RTN Credit Union robbed in Tewksbury
A white male wearing blue jeans and a Patriot's hat walked into the RTN Credit Union at 345 Main Street (in the Wal-Mart Parking lot) and passed a note to the teller demanding money just after 11:00 AM. He fled with $1300. A large search was initiated, including officers from Tewksbury PD, Massachusetts State Police, and K9 officers from Billerica & Lowell. A MSP helicopter was on scene to assist with the search, but the suspect remains at large.

Hazardous Materials team sent to Wellesley home
A Tier 1 Hazmat repsonse was requested by Wellesley FD around 11:30 AM, when a construction crew smelled a strange chemical odor while tearing down a wall at 60 White Oak Rd.

House fire in Milford injures one
Firefighters responded and extinguished a house fire at 20 Luby Avenue around noon. One civilian was transported by EMS to the hospital with burn injuries.

Friday, September 9, 2011

6 year old girl killed in crash on I-90

Massachusetts State Police responded to a rollover accident with multiple people ejected on I-90 westbound in Auburn on Thursday at 1:00 PM. The first trooper on scene reported serious injuries and requested LifeFlight, which was not flying due to weather. The accident occurred in the middle lane, and the trooper reported finding a young girl ejected from the vehicle on the shoulder. The girl, an unidentified six year old, was transported by ambulance to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, where she was pronounced dead. From the State Police press release:

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Mario Tovar indicates that Lodia Rodriguez, 25, of Worcester, was driving a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country van in the middle travel lane when her vehicle made contact with a 2008 International 4400 box truck that was to the right of her van. After the impact, Rodriguez lost control of her van, which struck the guardrail adjacent to the breakdown lane. At this time a six-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the van, was ejected onto the roadway. The van careened to its left across all three lanes, struck the guardrail along the highway median, and then rolled over, coming to rest on its roof in the middle travel lane. Rodriguez and two four-year-old girls who were passengers in the van were transported to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester with minor injuries.
The driver of the truck, John Gurr, 32, of New Britain, Conn., was not injured in the crash. 

The highway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the MSP Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team investigated the accident. Traffic on the Mass Pike backed up approximately 10 miles during this time.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Truck rollover on Storrow Drive at Kenmore causes delays

A lumber truck rolled over on Storrow Drive Westbound just after 2 PM, causing an extensive backup.

Woburn police officer shot in robbery attempt

From the Middlesex County District Attorney's press release:

A Woburn Police Officer has been shot after responding to an armed robbery at Musto Jewelers on Cambridge Road in Woburn this morning, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Woburn Acting Police Chief Richard Kelley informed the public today.
According to authorities, this morning at approximately 11:06 am, Woburn Police and Massachusetts State Police received several 911 calls reporting a robbery at 186 Cambridge Road in Woburn. Upon arrival, Officer Robert Denapoli, 51, a 16-year veteran of the Woburn Police Department, was shot by one of the suspects. Officer Denapoli was transported to Lahey Clinic where he is currently being treated. One suspect was shot at the scene and has been transported to an area hospital. He is under arrest. Authorities are not releasing his name at this time.
Additional police officers from Woburn Police responded to the scene, as well as troopers from the Massachusetts State Police, State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and a number of area law enforcement agencies.
The investigation as well as the search for additional suspects alleged to have been involved the robbery remains ongoing.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Person medflighted after rollover accident on I-495 in Foxboro

Marsh fire rages in Quincy

Quincy Fire Department firefighters are currently battling an extensive fire in the Rock Island Cove salt marsh off of Sea Street. Firefighters from Boston and Weymouth are covering the city while the Quincy firefighters work.

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Early morning fire leaves 40 homeless in Boston

Fire in a basement laundry room quickly spread up a ventilation shaft to the roof of a 6 story apartment  building at the corner of Hemenway Street and Westland Avenue just before 3:00 Am Sunday morning. Sprinkler systems knocked down the fire in the basement, but the roof fire grew quickly. A third alarm had to be called, as firefighters fought the fire and evacuated the residents from the building. After the fire was brought under control, the Red Cross was requested for 40 people who were displaced from their homes.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Plane crash in Provincetown

Rescuers responded to a report of a plane crash near the Provincetown Airport just before 11:00 Wednesday night and found a small plane on fire with two people inside. Witnesses reported seeing the plane crash into a hill short of the runway.
Boston Medflight responded to the airport for a female patient in her 40's who was rescued from the plane. She was reported to be suffering from head injuries and burns. A second victim was reported to be dead inside of the aircraft. The crash is being investigating by the FAA and state police detectives.