Two car crashes within 40 minutes snarled traffic in Bourne on Saturday, November 14, Deputy Fire Chief Joseph J. Carrara said.
At approximately 5:30 PM a van towing a utility trailer with a pizza oven flipped over at the intersection of Sandwich Road and the Mid-Cape Connector. While the vehicle was being loaded onto a tow truck, the oven caught fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish it quickly, the deputy chief said. The front tire of the van had been torn off and debris from the crash spread 50 to 70 feet.
A Toyota Camry was also involved in the accident. The driver of the van refused treatment and the two occupants of the car left the scene, Deputy Chief Carrara said. One of the four lanes of Sandwich Road was open to traffic while crews worked the fire. The intersection was fully open to traffic by 6:30 PM.
At 6:06 PM, fire personnel responded to a two-car crash on Main Street, Buzzards Bay. Firefighters requested three ambulances to the scene. The driver and passenger of a Nissan Ultima were transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham while the occupants of the other vehicle, a Toyota Tundra, refused treatment, the deputy chief said.
While the two accidents were occurring, the fire department was also called to a three-story apartment complex at 100 Harmony Hill in Monument Beach for a possible fire. The deputy chief said it was a false alarm; the sprinkler system had been activated by a faulty compressor.