Serious Injury Accident – Route 39 and Church Street

Incident:  Motor Vehicle Accident with extrication

Location:  Route 39 and Church Street, East Harwich

Date:  04/15/2017                           Time: 14:10

At 14:10 the Harwich Fire Department and Harwich Police Department responded to Route 39 and Church Street for a reported single vehicle crash into a tree.  Initial reports indicated injuries. 

First arriving Police Officers confirmed serious injuries.  Lieutenant Walorz arrived on the first ambulance, assumed Command and immediately confirmed serious injuries and the need for the Jaws of Life to extricate the patient.  Due to the severity of the crash, extrication took a considerable amount of time.  Because of the extent of the injuries, the patient was flown to Boston by Boston Med Flight.

Fire Department units remained on scene until the vehicle was safe.  Harwich Police continued the investigation using the Regional Reconstruction team.

No further information is available as to the condition of the patient.