September 20, 2014
A 17-year-old boy was killed in a single car motor vehicle crash on Manomet Road near High Street in Winchester Saturday morning, police said.
Winchester Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene around 7 a.m. Winchester Fire transported the victim to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, where he was pronounced dead.
Though the police have not officially released the name of the victim, NECN reports that Winchester Public School Superintendent William McAlduff identified him as Patrick Gill, a senior and football captain at Winchester High School.
Early signs indicate that Gill was driving east on Manomet Road when his car exited the roadway and crashed. The Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Division will be assisting in the investigation, which is ongoing.
Public safety on Winchester’s roads has been a topic in the community recently. Earlier this month, Winchester selectmen approved the installation of “No turn on red” signs at the dangerous intersection of Church, Bacon, and Fletcher streets, part of a larger MassDOT plan to reconstruct several intersections in that town,WickedLocal reports.
That intersection is approximately a mile from the scene of Saturday’s crash.
Community members have started a memorial at the crash site, and a non-denominational prayer service is set to take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Winchester.
Students will also be able to meet with counselors in the high school cafeteria until 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, according to NECN.
September 18, 2014
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a man riding a bicycle has died after being struck by a garbage truck in Malden.
The cyclist was struck at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday on Lynn Street and ended up under the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim’s name was not immediately released, but police say he was more than 30 years old.
The garbage truck driver stopped at the scene and there was no word on charges.
The victim was seen in a nearby convenience store shortly before he was killed and police are reviewing surveillance video from the store.
A child was med-flighted to a hospital after being struck by a car in West Newbury, Massachusetts, Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
According to West Newbury Police, a silver Toyota Corolla struck a boy on South Street around 4 p.m. Police would not say if the driver has been charged or if she was treated for injuries; she was not on the scene when NECN arrived.
The boy’s grandfather told NECN his grandson is at a hospital in Boston with his parents and is expected to be okay.
Massachusetts State Police say they’re assisting local law enforcement with investigating.
The focus of the investigation was on the hill at the end of South Street where West Newbury meets Byfield on the North Shore. State troopers were reconstructing the crash, slamming on the brakes several times.
The speed limit is posted at 25 mph on the narrow, curvy country road. There wasn’t any visible damage on the car as it was towed away, finally reopening the road.
September 11, 2014
Police have identified the man killed in a golf cart accident in South Berwick on Wednesday.
South Berwick police said Eric Sullivan, 27, of Stoughton, Massachusetts, died when he was thrown from the golf cart at the Links at Outlook Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the driver of the cart lost control on a long, steep hill on the 14th hole and both men were ejected.
Sullivan was a passenger in the golf cart.
The cart landed on Sullivan’s head, South Berwick Police Chief Dana LaJoie said.
They were among a group of 10 to 13 people from Massachusetts playing golf.
Both the driver and the Sullivan had blood drawn to determine blood alcohol content, Lajoie said.
The driver was treated for injuries at the golf course, the Links at Outlook, South Berwick police said in a release. The crash was reported at 2:50 p.m.
The South Berwick Police Department, Berwick police and the Maine Warden Service responded to the call, Lajoie said.
Even though Lajoie said it appeared the crash occurred in South Berwick, South Berwick police are working with Berwick police on the investigation because investigators were not certain of the exact location of the fatality.
An elderly woman is suffering from life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Hanover.
The incident occurred near the intersection of Washington and Webster streets around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Barbara Stone told WCVB. The woman, whose name has not been released, was sent to South Shore Hospital, according to The Boston Globe.
We will update as more information becomes available.
September 10, 2014
A 15-year-old student is in an induced coma after being hit by a school bus in Northbridge on Wednesday. The teen, whose name has not been released, was riding his bike on Linwood Avenue near the entrance of Northbridge High School when the accident occured, Northbridge police told WCVB.
WBZ reported that police believe the student turned into the path of the bus before the driver could react. The teen was thrown about 40 feet when he was hit.
The student, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries, including multiple skull fractures. NECN reported that he is in an induced coma and in stable condition. Police told WBZ he is expected to survive.
The 84-year-old bus driver, John Direnzo, remained on the scene. Currently, there are no charges against him.
Northbridge Police Lt. Timothy Labrie told NECN that the quick response from bystanders—including the school’s nurses—was a “great help.”
“You can’t give enough credit to the school nurses,” Labrie said. “They were excellent.”
The incident is being investigated by the Northbridge Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Team.
September 9, 2014
WARE – Police in Ware have identified the man killed in an early Saturday morning car crash in Ware as Dean K. Latulippe, Jr., a 26-year-old from Barre.
The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office reports that Latulippe failed to stop for a Ware police office while turning from West Street onto Main Street, kicking off a short pursuit that the police officer reportedly terminated when Latulippe accelerated his Honda Civic near Club 12 on South Street, which becomes West Warren Road.
Authorities say the police officer found Latulippe’s vehicle on its roof on West Warren Road near Shady Lane. Latulippe, who police said was traveling at a high rate of speed, was found on a steep embankment about 60 feet away from the Honda Civic he was driving.
The district attorney’s office said Latulippe, who was alone in the vehicle, died “from significant injuries.” Ware Police listed his address as 261 Valley Rd., Barre.
In January, Barre police criminally charged Latulippe with lying to police and obstruction of justice following an incident in which his father, Dean Latulippe, Sr., nearly froze to death.
The Jan. 2 incident involved the father wading into a river, apparently under the influence of alcohol, according to police – following an automobile accident that occurred during a snowstorm.
The younger Latulippe, who had walked away and was spotted on foot several hundred feet from the accident, initially told Barre police he knew nothing about the accident involving his father.
Ware police, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, the MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and Ware Fire and Ambulance responded the Sept. 6 incident.
According to the district attorney’s office, the crash that claimed the life of the younger Latulippe remains under investigation.
One person was hospitalized when a car smashed into a Marshalls storefront in Bedford at 160 Great Road on Tuesday, shattering a front window of the store, Bedford Police said.
The force of the crash pushed forward some counters and furniture inside the store and caused minor injuries for one employee, who was taken to a nearby hospital.
The driver of the white Volkswagen sedan was not injured. Police said the crash was likely due to human error, although the case remains under investigation. There was no structural damage to the Marshalls store, which remains open for business.
September 6, 2014
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts state police say they are trying to figure out why a motorcycle crashed into a bicycle in Medford, killing the 29-year-old bicyclist from Somerville.
Police said on Saturday that troopers responding to reports of a serious crash on Route 16 at Interstate 93 found the bicyclists with serious, life-threatening injuries on Friday night.
The man was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he died.
Police identified the motorcyclist as a 52-year-old man from Topsfield. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities did not immediately release their names because their relatives had not been notified.
Investigators are trying to determine facts and circumstances of the crash.
September 5, 2014
Two MBTA police officers have been sent to area hospitals after their motorcycles were struck by a car.
The officers were allegedly hit by a car in East Boston on Friday morning, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.
WHDH’s Byron Barnett reports that Boston Police believe a woman was making a left U-turn from the far right lane as the officers passed her in left lane. Her car appears to have sustained signficant damage to its front left side:
One officer, identified by The Boston Globe as Lucas Sayers, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where the 37-year-old was treated for multiple injuries, including a broken leg which will require surgery, Pesaturo told Boston.com.
The other officer, Brendan Skerry, 29, was taken to Boston Medical Center. He was released several hours later, Pesaturo said.
Charges are pending the outcome of an invesigation into the accident.
Correction: An earlier version of this story referenced an NECN report that said “one person is in custody.” According to a spokesperson for the Boston Police Department, no one was taken into custody for the accident.
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