Rowley Police Respond to Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor Trailer

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Rowley Police Department
Scott A. Dumas, Police Chief
477 Haverhill Street
Rowley, MA 01969

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Rowley Police Respond to Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor Trailer

ROWLEY — Chief Scott A. Dumas reports that the Rowley Police Department is investigating after a motor vehicle crashed into a tractor trailer this morning, sending the driver and her infant to the hospital.

At 10:45 a.m., Rowley Police received a report of a two-vehicle crash on Haverhill Street (Route 133), between Route 1 and Main Street (Route 1A).

A preliminary on scene investigation indicates that a 40-year-old woman from Haverhill was traveling west in a 2016 Kia Sportage on Haverhill Street when she crossed the double yellow line and struck a tractor trailer that was heading east. The woman’s car then came to rest against a tree.

Rowley firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to extricate the woman from her vehicle. She was transported to an area hospital with injuries that are believed to be serious. Her infant, who was in the car at the time of the crash, was also transported to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the tractor trailer, a 51-year-old man from New Bedford, was not injured.

Both vehicles sustained substantial damage and were towed from the scene.

Following the crash, Haverhill Street, from Main Street to Route 1, was closed in both directions for several hours. The road re-opened at 1:30 p.m.

Ipswich Police and Fire, along with the Newbury Fire Department, responded to the scene for mutual aid. The Massachusetts State Police’s truck team also responded to evaluate the tractor trailer.

The crash remains under investigation by the Rowley Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.

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*Joint Press Release* Merrimac Police and Fire Respond to Dirt Bike Crash

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

*Joint Press Release* Merrimac Police and Fire Respond to Dirt Bike Crash

MERRIMAC — Police Chief Eric M. Shears and Deputy Fire Chief Larry Fisher report that the Merrimac Police and Fire Departments responded to a dirt bike crash this week where the driver suffered serious injuries.

On Tuesday, May 16, around 7 p.m., police and fire responded to the wooded area off Heath and Hadley roads for a report of a dirt bike crash.

Upon arrival, first responders learned that a 21-year-old man from East Boston was driving a dirt bike that had crashed into a tree off the ATV trail.

Police and fire had to search on foot and with two ATVs to locate the driver in the woods.

The man was treated on scene by EMTs and then taken to a Boston Hospital with serious injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.

“This was a great joint effort between the Merrimac Police and Fire Departments,” Chief Shears said. “Through the work of dispatch, police, firefighters and EMTs, we were able to locate, treat and have the patient transported very quickly.”

“Each person on scene played a vital role in responding to this crash,” Deputy Chief Fisher said. “I want to commend all involved for their cooperation and teamwork.”

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Department of Public Works Employee Injured During Fire Overhaul Operations in Ipswich

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Ipswich Police Department
Paul A. Nikas, Chief of Police
15 Elm St.
Ipswich, MA 01938

For Immediate Release

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Department of Public Works Employee Injured During Fire Overhaul Operations in Ipswich

IPSWICH — Chief Paul Nikas reports that the Ipswich Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred today where an Ipswich Department of Public Works employee was injured by a falling tree.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., Acting Fire Chief Jeff French called into the Ipswich Communications Center requesting a medical helicopter to transport an injured Ipswich DPW worker who had been struck by a falling tree.

Ipswich firefighters, along with members from the Massachusetts Bureau of Forest Fire Control and Ipswich DPW crews, were conducting overhaul operations in the forests off Pineswamp Road and Linebrook Road in Ipswich.

The overhaul operations are designed to seek out and wet down hot spots left over from yesterday’s forest fires, which 14 area fire departments were called in to extinguish. Fire crews are still on scene conducting overhaul operations.

The injured DPW worker, a 46-year-old man and resident of Gloucester, was transported via medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified. The Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section has also been notified and is assisting the Ipswich Police Department’s investigation in determining how the incident occurred.

No further information is available at this time.

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Gloucester Police Arrest Maine Man for 7th OUI Offense after He Strikes Pedestrian Walking in Crosswalk

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Gloucester Police Department
Interim Police Chief John McCarthy
197 Main St.
Gloucester , MA 01930

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Gloucester Police Arrest Maine Man for 7th OUI Offense after He Strikes Pedestrian Walking in Crosswalk

JOSEPH A. NALLY, AGE 58, OF BUCKSPORT, MAINE. (Gloucester Police Department booking photo)
JOSEPH A. NALLY, AGE 58, OF BUCKSPORT, MAINE. (Gloucester Police Department booking photo)

GLOUCESTER — Interim Chief John McCarthy reports that the Gloucester Police Department arrested a man for his seventh drunk driving offense after he allegedly drove under the influence and struck a pedestrian who was walking in a crosswalk on Monday evening.

Gloucester Police and Fire responded at 6:30 p.m. to the area outside 4 Raymond St. for a reported motor vehicle crash with a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, rescuers found an adult male victim laying in the road with injuries to his hands, arms, back and head. The victim was taken to an area hospital by ambulance with injuries that are serious but not believed to be life-threatening.

An investigation indicated that the victim was struck by a 2010 GMC pickup truck. The driver had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath, and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. He subsequently failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested at the scene.

A records check indicated that the driver, JOSEPH A. NALLY, AGE 58, OF BUCKSPORT, MAINE had six prior convictions for operating under the influence of alcohol in Maine and Massachusetts, and he had a suspended license and should not have been driving at all.

The investigation also indicated that the victim saw the truck coming and put his arms up to signal NALLY to stop. He allegedly made no attempt to stop before striking the victim.

NALLY was charged with:

  • Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Fifth Offense or Subsequent (Seventh Offense)
  • Operating While License Suspended for OUI
  • Crosswalk Violation
  • Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License (Subsequent Offense)
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

NALLY was held pending his arraignment in Gloucester District Court.

These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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