Multiple Injuries in Wareham Fire Truck Crash
On Wednesday, July 8, at 9:47 p.m. Wareham Police responded to Cranberry Highway near the Route 195 overpass for a motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles, including a Wareham Fire Department engine.
According to Police Chief John Walcek, multiple people were transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Three firefighters on the engine were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Wareham Police Officer Christopher Smith conducted an investigation and determined that a car traveling north on Cranberry Highway failed to stop at a red light. A vehicle exiting Interstate 195 west pulled out on their green light and struck the vehicle which had failed to stop. The vehicle that failed to stop then traveled across the median and struck the southbound fire engine head-on. The fire truck was lawfully proceeding and sustained serious damage, Walcek said.
Kimberly Page, 32, of West Wareham is being summonsed for operating under the influence, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop at a red light.
Several other Wareham police officers responded to the scene for traffic control and assisted in the investigation.