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Springfield police shut down Bradley Road early this morning due to a car accident. The vehicle hit a pole in the middle of the night. The road was closed for hours. Springfield's Bradley Road Shut Down After Overnight Crash

According to Springfield Police Sgt. Piemonte the collision occurred around 4 a.m.

There were no injuries reported and the driver was the only one on the vehicle. There was extensive damage to the pole, such that an Eversource crew was dispatched to begin repairs.

Bradley Road re-opened around 3 p.m. The Springfield Police Department is still undergoing a review of the accident to determine the cause.

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This morning, at about 10:30 a.m., Route 28 Southbound was shut down due to a car accidentCar Crash Closes Route 28

The portion of the highway near MacArthur Blvd to Otis Rotary in Bourne, was closed off.

The highway was reopened several hours later. However, another lane remained close for repairs to a pole.

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Thirty-one-year-old Katherine Ibanez was driving her car in Attleboro earlier this month, when she suddenly jerked her car to avoid hitting another car.

In Ibanez’ own words today, we learned:Katherine Ibanez Speaks About Being Impaled in Car Crash

“My car just spun all the way around. And then when I looked down, I had a pole stuck right here, [chest]”

The foot-long pole crashed through her windshield and into her arm, chest and back. Her lung was punctured in the collision. The pole caused extensive damage throughout her body, but sparing her main artery.

Ibanez was admitted for nine days in the hospital and her medical procedures are not over. She has already had numerous blood transfusions and surgeries, with more to come.

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Firefighters in Springfield squelched a truck blaze on Switzer Avenue this afternoon. The fire disintegrated the truck engine, the trailer and two vehicles that strapped on the trailer, according to a fire official. Springfield Vehicle Fire Accident

Dennis Leger, assistant of Fire Commissioner Bernard J. Calvi reported that the incident happened prior to 3 p.m. on 170 Switzer Street.

Firefighters came on scene to find the trailer already on fire.

Arson and Bomb Squads are figuring out the cause of the fire.

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Traffic was delayed on the Mass Pike traveling eastbound in Chicopee because of a brush fireChicopee Mass Pike Highway FIre

According to Massachusetts State Police Trooper reports, the fire could be seen near  Exit 6.

There are no further details on whether vehicles were involved, or if any injuries were sustained due to an accident.

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Today, Manchester Police revealed that Thomas Tortora was the victim of a fatal accident on Sunday. The man, a Manchester resident, was killed on Highland Street by impact. Manchester wrongful death guard rail accident

Tortora was traveling down Highland Street at a great rate of speed. His vehicle slammed into a guard rail, the force of which ejected him from the scene of the accident. He was declared dead at the scene.

Initial law enforcement conclusions are that the cause of the accident was speed.

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Another early morning accident, yesterday, out of Lynn has been reported. Lynnfield Street, Lynn Car Accident.JPG

The collision occurred at Cowdrey Avenue and Lynnfield Street, outside a 7-Eleven.

The car accident happened at shortly after 7 a.m. on April 17th. There are no further details on the incident.

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Shortly after midnight today, Bourne Barracks officers with the State Police were dispatched to a car accident on Route 195 East in Mattapoisett to discover that the driver died in the accident. Single-Car collision fatality Mattapoisett

The driver of the 2013 Toyota Camry was a nearly 40-year-old female resident of Bourne. Law enforcement officers have pieced together that she veered to the left toward the median and ran into a tree. There were no other passengers in the vehicle. Officials have not yet released her identity.

What caused the woman to veer off and crash is still unknown. The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office investigators, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be looking further into the cause.

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The recent rain created slippery highways today, especially on I-395 in for Don Vincent this evening. The man, in his 40s, is now in the hospital after obtaining injuries in a single-vehicle car accident after ramming into a tree. Hydroplanning hospitalizes Worcester man

The Worcester man, from Whisper Drive, was operating his 2015 Cadillac CTS northbound. The slippery roads caused his vehicle to veer off the road near Exit 41.

The accident caused an intense chain of events, where his vehicle veered off into the area immediately beyond the exit sign. The vehicle then went down a hill, traversing the vegetation and ending up hitting a tree. He was taken to Putnam’s Day Kimball Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.

 

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On Monday, April 16th, a van and Sport Utility Vehicle were involved in a head-on collision on the snowy streets on Spencer. The accident occurred on Route 31 South near Howe Road and 132 Charleton Road.Spencer snow car collision injuries

Front and side airbags were deployed in the SUV which had extensive front end damage. The van had moderate left-side front end damage. Multiple injuries were reported and Spencer Fire and Spencer Police were on the scene.

The road was closed temporarily, forcing driver’s to find different routes around the accident scene.  There are no details at this time as to how the collision occurred or who the occupants were. It appears that the SUV may have veered into the oncoming traffic of the next lane and plowed into the van, according to photos of the scene.

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