Firefighters use Jaws of Life to free driver after car vs dump truck in Falmouth

FALMOUTH – A car and dump truck collided in Falmouth about 12:30 PM Tuesday. The crash happened on Palmer Avenue (Route 28) by Crabapples Restaurant. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free the driver of the car. A MedFlight helicopter was requested to the Falmouth Hospital to fly that driver to an off-Cape trauma center. Falmouth Police called for the Mass State Police truck team and crash reconstruction to investigating the crash. Traffic was being detoured around the scene and heavy delays were likely.

From Falmouth Police: On Tuesday at approximately 12:28 pm, Falmouth Police and Falmouth Fire Rescue Department were dispatched to the area of 553 Palmer Ave for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a Toyota Camry sedan and a Peterbilt dump truck. Preliminary investigation reveals that the Toyota was traveling south on Palmer Ave and the dump truck was traveling North. The sedan crossed over the center line into the path of the dump truck causing a collision. The 29-year-old female operator of the sedan suffered serious injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle by mechanical means. She was subsequently transported by Medflight to an off cape trauma center. Her condition is unknown at this time. The operator of the dump truck was uninjured. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
Top photos by David Curran/Satellite News Service/CWN (used with permission); lower photos via Cape Cod Incidents/CWN
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