Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A bicyclist from West Roxbury was conscious and alert after colliding with a min-van on High Street in Westwood.
A male bicyclist is conscious and alert following a collision with a vehicle on High Street in Westwood Monday, according to Westwood Police. The incident occurred around 5:44 p.m. Monday in the area of 637 High St., where the cyclist, a 36-year-old male from West Roxbury, collided with a motor vehicle operated by a Medway resident. The cyclist, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was transported to Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston via MedFlight helicopter for injuries that were described as non-life threatening. Westwood Police are investigating the crash, however, as the vehicle involved was traveling east on High Street and was waiting for a break in traffic in the westbound lane to turn into the driveway of 637 …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A Black Hawk helicopter was spotted over Westwood on Wednesday.
Passersby on High Street in Westwood on Wednesday may have noticed a strange sight in the sky. What could have been mistaken for a MedFlight helicopter was determined by Westwood Police to be a Black Hawk helicopter, which flew over the High Street area around noontime Wednesday. Police said they received no previous warning or notice of the presence of the helicopter, which circled around the Westwood Police and Fire Departments before taking off towards Rte. 1/Providence Highway. Authorities were not immediately certain as to why the helicopter was in the area. Meanwhile, around the same time Wednesday, the Westwood Fire Department responded to University Avenue near Rosemont Road in response to a car fire. That car, a 2009 Chevy …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
State Police closed both lanes of Rte. 128 down for about an hour Tuesday morning to allow for a MedFlight helicopter to land.
Commuters on both sides of Rte. 128 in Westwood were held up for about an hour Tuesday morning as Massachusetts State Police shut down the highway to make way for a MedFlight helicopter after a one-vehicle accident occurred near University Avenue around 10:05 a.m. The accident occurred after a 46-year-old man from North Easton crashed his 2006 Ford Echo 250 Van near Exit 13 on the highway. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident. Early scanner reports indicated the man had head injuries. State Police confirmed the man suffered serious injuries so as to require transport to Massachusetts General Hospital via MedFlight, but the injuries were not considered to be life threatening. Westwood Police and Fire crews, as well as the…
Monday, September 12, 2011
An office worker was burnt by hot water in Westwood Monday.
UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. - The Westwood Fire Department Monday afternoon confirmed that the victim of burns caused by spilling extremely hot water was taken by MedFlight to a Boston-area hospital. The MedFlight helicopter landed at Sheehan Elementary to transport the victim, and fire officials received the call for the matter around 10:54 a.m. Monday morning. The helicopter was requested to help with a worker in an office building on Lowder Brook Drive Monday morning, Westwood Police said. The employee of a kitchen food operation at one of the offices in the area was carrying a kettle of hot water and dropped it on the floor. The spilled water resulted in the worker being scalded in various areas of the body. It wasn't immediately clear what …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
One woman was transported by MedFlight on Wednesday afternoon.
One woman was injured and flown into a Boston-area hospital Wednesday afternoon after her car collided with another under the MBTA train bridge on East Street. Westwood Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, and crews were forced to use the Jaws of Life to help free the victim. "It took a few minutes to get her out of there," said Westwood Deputy Fire Chief Mike Reardon. "I don't know the extent of her injuries; she was conscious and alert. She was talking to us through the whole thing." The woman was then taken by EMS crews to a MedFlight helicopter, which landed at Morrisson Field, and transported to a Bosotn-area hospital. It was not immediately clear Wednesday which hospital she was taken to…
Friday, July 29, 2011
The accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m.
Update (5:35 p.m.): Massachusetts State Police said Friday afternoon that a motorcycle accident on Rte. 128 on the Westwood/Dedham line was in fact a minor incident and the victim sustained minor injuries. Unconfirmed scanner reports stated earlier Friday afternoon that the accident prompted a response from MedFlight to transport the victim. Westwood Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.
Monday, July 25, 2011
A cyclist was thrown from his bike after hitting a curb.
A bicyclist was transported by MedFlight to a Boston hospital on Friday afternoon after being ejected from his bike on Hartford Street, Westwood Police said Monday. The cyclist, police said, was traveling eastbound on High Street before the incident, which occured around 5:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told police that the cyclist veered to the right and struck the curbing of the road. "The cyclist was ejected from the bicycle," said Westwood Police Detective Paul Toland. "He hit the sidewalk and slid 15-20 feet on the asphalt. The cyclist himself fell off the bike; there was no contact with any motor vehicle." The victim was transported by MedFlight as a result of concerns surrounding his medical condition, Toland said. A MedFlight …