Archive | July, 2011

Man falls from third floor porch in East Boston

29 Jul

Boston Fire Department Ladder 21 is on scene at 150 Leyden St, where a 30 year old male fell from a 3 story balcony. Fire reports the patient has multiple injuries. EMS is en route.

UPDATE 5:54 P.M.: BPD detective requested to respond to the scene.

2 alarm fire at 45 Washington St in Lawrence

29 Jul

Lawrence firefighters are currently battling heavy fire conditions at 45 Washington St. A second alarm was struck on arrival, as there was heavy fire showing from all of the second story windows. Updates will be posted as they become available.

UPDATE 11:19 A.M.: All firefighters have been ordered to evacuate the building. Listen to the FD radio live here.

UPDATE 11:40 A.M.: Fire is through the roof. Companies using master streams; defensive operations only.

UPDATE 12:40 P.M.: Command reports the heavy fire is knocked down, some mutual aid companies are being released.

Man seriously injured in motorcycle accident on 128 in Peabody

29 Jul

A man in his 30’s was seriously injured today when the motorcycle he was riding rear-ended a dump truck on Route 128 southbound prior to I-95. The man hit the back of the truck so hard, the rear axle of the truck broke, and the motorcyclist was thrown approximately 100 feet. Medflight was initially requested, but was canceled and the patient went by ground ambulance to Mass General Hospital. He sustained facial trauma and injuries to his extremities, but the injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. He was wearing a helmet, but initial reports are that it came off in the initial crash, before he was thrown from the bike.
Three lanes of Route 128 were closed during the accident.

UPDATE 11:15 PM: State police have identified the operator of the motorcycle as a 25 year old Chelmsford man, Richard Healy. He has been charged with negligent operation, speeding, and driving in the breakdown lane.

One teen killed in MassPike Crash in Springfield

28 Jul

State police responded to a one car accident on I-90 eastbound just after 10:30 this morning and found a Ford Explorer rolled over, with a 15 year old boy killed after being partially ejected. State police say he was not wearing his seat belt. The driver and three other passengers, all 17 year old girls, received minor injuries. From the MSP press release:

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Stanley Dewberry indicates that a 1998 Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle being operated by AMANDA JEAN LARIVIERE, 17, of East Otis, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 in the far right travel lane when the driver attempted to pass another vehicle. In the process of changing lanes, the driver observed a truck already occupying the left lane and she attempted to move back into the first travel lane. In doing so, the driver over-steered and lost control of the vehicle. The Ford entered the shoulder on the right side of the road and rolled over 3-4 times before coming to rest on its roof in the breakdown lane. 

Traffic backed up on Eastern Ave in Lynn due to garage fire

28 Jul

A two car detached garage at 386 Eastern Ave caught fire this afternoon, and firefighting equipment blocking the street caused traffic to back up past D’Amici’s bakery, according to Taryn McInnis on Twitter.

Students taken to the hospital after school bus accident in Lincoln

28 Jul

A multi-car accident involving a school bus this afternoon on Route 2 Westbound at Bedford Rd. sent fourteen people to the hospital, including nine students.
A Mass Casualty Incident was declared by the Fire Department commander at the scene, which is done whenever there are more injured people then there are available ambulances. The children on the bus suffered only minor injuries, and a second school bus was utilized to transport them to Emerson Hospital for evaluation and treatment. The condition of the other five injured is unknown.

Man medflighted to Boston from Abington after falling from roof

28 Jul

Medflight was requested today after a man in his 30’s fell from a second story roof at 122 Patricia Dr. Besides injuries suffered in the fall, the patient also had a foreign body impaled through his head. EMS transported the man to Woodsdale School, where Boston Medflight landed in the parking lot and flew him to Boston Medical Center.

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Medflight on the ground in Abington – Photo by Pat Travers