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Gloucester MA: Medflight called for bad accident on Rt. 128

30 Aug

A woman was injured when the car she was driving crashed and rolled onto it’s side on Route 128 northbound near Exit 14 in Gloucester just after 1:00 PM on Thursday. Firefighters on scene freed the trapped woman from her vehicle. She was reported to be conscious and alert, but her injuries were severe enough to request a Medflight helicopter from Boston. State Police shut the highway down at Exit 15 in Manchester for the helicopter to land at the scene.

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Medflight called to Tiverton after boat falls on worker

23 Jul

Adam Hobgood reports a medflight helicopter was requested after a boat fell on a worker at the Standish Boatyard in Tiverton, Rhode Island. The helicopter landed at the Fort Barton School just after 5:00 PM and transported the worker to a Boston Hospital. His condition is unknown.

News Items for Friday, September 16th

16 Sep

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.

Person medflighted after rollover accident on I-495 in Foxboro

6 Sep

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Medflight called to scene of multi-car rollover in Waltham

13 Aug

Boston Medflight was called to the scene of a six car accident on Rt. 128 southbound near Winter St. just after 8:30 PM Friday evening. Two of the vehicles involved in the accident had rolled over. Both sides of the highway were shutdown so that the Medflight helicopter could land on the road. One female in her 20’s, who was found out of her vehicle, was transported by helicopter to Mass General hospital in Boston. Two pediatric patients were transported to Children’s Hospital in Boston by ground ambulance, and a 4th patient, an adult was also taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Serious injuries after 18 wheeler rollover on highway in Wareham

9 Aug

Police, fire, and EMS responded Monday night to a tractor-trailer rollover at the intersection of I-195 and I-495. Jaws of life had to be used to free two people from the cab of the semi truck. At least one person was seriously injured, and Boston Medflight was requested. Med 1 landed on the highway at the scene and flew one victim to Beth Israel Deaconess medical center in Boston. Lanes remain closed as the Massachusetts State Police Collision & Accident Reconstruction Team (CART) investigates the accident.

Fatal rollover crash on I-95 Southbound in Attleboro

8 Aug

Massachusetts State Police and Attleboro Fire responded to a rollover accident on I-95 southbound in the area of Exit 3 just after 1:00 AM Monday morning. A vehicle was found wrecked into the guardrail. Medflight and MSP accident reconstruction were requested to the scene due to at least one serious injury on scene, and two lanes were blocked. Boston Medflight was not available, due to weather conditions.

UPDATE 10:35AM: The Sun Chronicle reports the driver, a 34 year old Boston man, was killed in the accident.

UPDATE 08/08/2011: MSP has issued a press release identifying the driver:

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Nicholas Canavan indicates that a 1997 Honda Accord being operated by Jean Charles, 34, of Mattapan, was traveling southbound on Route 95 in Attleboro, between Exits 2 and 3, when the vehicle rolled over. Charles was transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.