Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Four bystanders caught the driver and escorted him back to police, according to a police report.
A 21-year-old Malden man with a learners permit drove a BMW 80 miles per hour down Lowell Street, smashed into a Toyota Corolla, injured two people, then tried to flee the scene on foot, according to allegations in a Somerville police report. The report says a police officer was parked near Lowell and Alpine streets at about 10:20 p.m. on Sunday—Mother's Day—when he heard an engine revving and then saw a car fly by at 80 miles per hour toward Magoun Square. When the officer arrived on Medford Street, he saw the BMW had extensive front-end damage, and he also saw the Corolla, which had heavy rear-end damage and two injured occupants, according to the report. As the officer got out of his cruiser, four men walked toward him escorting a fifth…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The intersection of McGrath Highway and Washington Street was shut down Friday morning when a car rolled onto it's side.
Firefighters extracted a woman through the windshield of a rolled over car Friday morning after an accident that temporarily shut down an intersection near Union Square. The two-car accident happened shortly before 6:52 a.m. at the intersection of McGrath Highway and Washington Street, according to Somerville Fire Chief Kevin Kelleher. That's a large, complex intersection, with a number of on- and off-ramps, where Washington Street crosses under the elevated McGrath Highway. Kelleher said the accident happened on the Union Square side of the intersection. One car rolled onto its side, and firefighters removed the car's windshield to extract a female passenger, the fire chief said. She was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening…
Friday, August 24, 2012
The accident happened at around 10:35 p.m. at McGrath Highway and Mystic Avenue. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
A Thursday-night car crash involving three vehicles sent seven people to the hospital, none of them with serious injuries, according to the Somerville Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police. The accident happened at around 10:35 p.m. at the intersection of Route 28 southbound (McGrath Highway) and Mystic Avenue, according to Trooper Todd Nolan of the Massachusetts State Police. A 19-year-old man from Revere, who was driving a 1994 Acura, was cited as being responsible for the accident, and he was sent to Somerville Hospital, Nolan said. A passenger in his car, an 18-year-old woman from Everett, was sent to Massachusetts General Hospital, he said. A 26-year-old woman from Chelsea and a number of males who were passengers in her car …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The accident happened on I-93 North at about 2:30 a.m.
A rollover accident on Interstate 93 early Friday morning sent one person to the hospital, according to the Somerville Fire Department. The accident happened on I-93 North in Somerville at about 2:30 a.m., according to Acting Lt. Derek Nolan. Nolan did not have information about the extent of the injury or about which hospital the victim was transported to.
Monday, April 9, 2012
A 28-year-old Malden resident said he owes his life to an unknown good samaritan who helped free him from the wreckage.
On April 3, the Somerville Fire Department responded to a rollover accident near exit 30 on Interstate 93. A 28-year-old Malden man who says he was driving the car that rolled over emailed Somerville Patch to thank the people who saved him and recount his story. Matt Shanbar said he was driving in the middle lane of the highway when an out-of-control car careened into him. "From overhearing witnesses talking to police when I was waiting for the ambulance, a driver tried to get out of the HOV lane ... I saw him when he already lost control," the Malden man wrote. The cars slid into the right lane and hit the guard rail, Shanbar said. "That's when my car popped up and flipped onto the roof," he wrote. "The car came to rest on its side, …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
At least one person was ejected from a car in an accident on Interstate 93 near the Mystic Avenue exit Tuesday afternoon.
A two-car accident near exit 30 on Interstate 93 southbound Tuesday afternoon resulted in a rollover, and at least one person was ejected from a car, according to fire department scanner transmissions. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m., and Somerville and Boston Fire Departments responded to the accident according to the transmissions. Medford Patch, over Twitter, reported the accident happened near exit 30, which is near the border of Somerville and Medford, and the two right lanes of the highway were closed. Somerville Patch will update this story when more information becomes available.
Friday, January 6, 2012
No one was injured in the Friday afternoon accident.
A car ran off the road on Meacham Road in Davis Square Friday afternoon, taking out a fire hydrant and a parking meter before coming to a stop. No one was injured in the accident, according to Somerville Fire Department District Chief James King. The accident occured at around 2 p.m., and by 2:30 p.m. a crew from the department of public works was on the scene to clean up the debris. King said the fire hydrant "did what it was supposed to do, break off with no water." No geyser of water shot into the air or flooded the area. Nor were there quarters spewn onto the sidewalk and street from the knocked-over parking meter. Perhaps that's because meters in Davis Square now accept credit cards.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A 27-year-old man from Lynn was killed Monday afternoon when a 400-pound tire broke loose from the back of a truck and flew into his windshield.
Massachusetts State Police are investigating an accident that killed a man on Interstate 93 in Somerville Monday afternoon. According to a press release from state police, the accident occurred before 3 p.m. north of Exit 29, in Somerville, on the northbound side of the highway. A flatbed truck, traveling southbound on I-93, had a cargo of four solid-core tires, which weigh about 400 pounds each. The tires were loaded on a wooden pallet and secured with a single strap, and at some point the cargo became unsecured, according to state police. One of the tires fell off the truck, bounced off the roadway, flew into the northbound side of the highway and smashed into the windshield of a 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant, state police said. After being …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
No one was hurt in the accident, but the home's owner had nearly completed a renovation project when the car punched a hole in the building's foundation.
Bob Stevens, the owner of a Willoughby Street home that was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon, was renovating the building with the hope of renting it out. He said the renovation project was almost done when the crash occurred. "What can you do?" he said about the accident. "I'm speechless." What's more important, he said, was that no one was hurt in the accident.