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Jaws of life used to free two people from crashed car

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Police say elderly driver ‘lost control’ 

BOSTON — An elderly driver was taken to the hospital after he lost control of his car and crashed into a South Boston building on Saturday morning, officials said.

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It was “amazing” that the driver, who suffered minor injuries, did not injure anyone else, firefighters said.

Emergency crews were called at 9:36 a.m. to the Jack Conway Real Estate office at 710 East Broadway, according to fire department Twitter postings. One person inside the building was not injured.

Firefighters said they were waiting for the building inspector to arrive before attempting to remove the car, and a load-bearing wall may be compromised.

An adult male was extricated from the car and treated and transported by Boston emergency medical services, firefighters said.

The driver was elderly and “lost control” of the car, Boston police said.

Firefighters say the driver put the Mercury Marquis in reverse in the Rite Aid parking lot across the street before traveling across Broadway and hitting the real estate office.


Beverly crash under investigation

BEVERLY, Mass. — A police officer and another motorist were injured when a cruiser was involved in a three-car crash at a Beverly intersection on Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened on Rantoul Street, which is Route 1A, near Elliott Street, which is Route 62, police said. The officer was responding to a call with lights and sirens on when his cruiser was hit by a white Honda Accord at about 2:30 p.m.

The Beverly Fire Department had to use the Jaws of Life to get the officer out of his Dodge Charger cruiser.

The police officer and the female driver of the other car suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation.


Man removed from car with Jaws of Life

WAREHAM, Mass. —A man was injured during Wednesday’s storm when his car and a plow collided on Route 6 in Wareham.

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According to Wareham fire, a plow hit a car on Marion Road at Gibbs Avenue near Shaw’s at about 7 a.m.

First responders had to remove the car door to get the driver out of the vehicle.

“Upon arrival, the crews found a vehicle and person trapped in the vehicle. They conducted an extrication with the Jaws of Life,” said Assistant Wareham Fire Chief Patrick Haskell.

Fire officials said the driver was conscious and disoriented, and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.