Truck Rolls Off Town Wharf into Mattapoisett Harbor
A driver was uninjured but his vehicle suffered damage today when a pickup truck rolled off Long Wharf into Mattapoisett Harbor.
The Mattapoisett Fire Department responded to the Town Wharf area around 6:14 a.m. for reports of a white Toyota Tacoma front-down in the water with its rear wheels and bumper clinging to Long Wharf. An occupant was already out of the vehicle and apparently unharmed. Murphy's Towing was called to the scene and used a crane truck to remove the vehicle.
No hazardous liquids such as oil or gas leaked from the truck, said Lt. Ross Macedo of the Mattapoisett Fire Department. Macedo said the incident is under investigation by the town's police department.
The Town Wharf in Mattapoisett consists of five granite wharves that date from the 1800s when the town was a major shipbuilding hub. The harbor is a popular sailing spot.
Thursday was a busy day for the town's fire department. At 5:23 a.m., personnel responded to Interstate 195 eastbound for reports of a car versus deer incident. The deer was killed but there were no human injuries. The car was towed from the scene, Macedo said.