Updated 4 PM: Multiple crashes snarl traffic in Dennis

DENNISFrom Dennis Police: Dennis Fire, Dennis Police, State Police and Mass Highway DOT Crews were kept busy this morning with four separate motor vehicle collisions within less an hour. At 7:50 AM, the Dennis Fire and Police Department’s responded along with State Police to a reported two car motor vehicle collision in the area of Exit 78B on Route 6 Eastbound (above). Two patients were evaluated. One was transported to Cape Cod Hospital.

Eastham Fire/CWN (click to enlarge)

On arrival at that initial incident another collision was also reported in the immediate area of Route 6. A large delivery truck and an Eastham ambulance collided causing damage to both vehicles (above), further tying up traffic Eastbound on Route 6. Four patients were evaluated for injuries from that incident and all refused transport. Eastham Fire reported that while returning from CCH one of their ambulances got rear-ended by a large box truck on Route 6. Fortunately the truck swerved just enough to miss a full on crash. No injuries, just a little scratch. Ironically, EFD says this ambulance was scheduled to be traded in for their new on on Monday!

At 8:23 AM, Dennis Fire and Dennis Police responded to a reported motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Route 6A and Airline Road. A work van was struck while heading Eastbound on Route 6A causing it to rollover onto its roof. The driver of the van was able to self-extricate prior to emergency personnel’s arrival. Two patients were evaluated and one party was transported to CCH.

At 8:34 AM, Dennis Fire and Dennis Police along with the State Police were dispatched to a four car motor vehicle collision this time in the area of Exit 78A. A total of 6 patients were evaluated with 5 being transported to CCH.

All in total 14 Patients were evaluated from the crashes with 7 being transported to CCH with non-life-threatening injuries. Mutual aid assistance was provided to Route 6 from Harwich Fire and Yarmouth Fire. Harwich provided and additional Engine and Ambulance. Yarmouth provided 2 additional Ambulances to Route 6. State Police had multiple units deployed to the highway. Mass Highway DOT crews provided additional units to assist with debris removal.

All of the crashes are currently under investigation by the State or Dennis Police respectively. There were no reported injuries to any public safety personnel responding. Traffic was severely delayed on Route 6 for nearly 2 hrs.

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