HYANNIS — The oncoming holiday spirit was dampened for people involved in a crash Thursday afternoon.
Police reported that a truck hauling a Dumpster crashed into a Town Taxi cab last Thursday afternoon that seriously injuring the cab driver.
Hyannis fire Capt. Hans Kristofferson said that the unlucky operator was pinned in the car and two doors had to be cut off to free the man.
The mishap occurred at about 1:45 o’clock in the intersection of South and School streets.
Kristofferson added that the driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis with sustaining a potential for life-threatening injuries. Although the victim was stable when they transported him, but there was concern the man’s condition might decline because the driver-side of the car was heavily damaged.
The driver had no passenger and was alone in his taxi. The operator of the Pina Sanitation Truck was uninjured, Kristofferson said.
Barnstable police are investigating the accident to find if charges will be filed. They also learned that both drivers were not wearing seat belts. They want to determine if the factor involved is speed, DUI, the weather or other causes.
There was another crash in the same morning with no injuries reported. According to the police, a two-car crash took place at Route 6A in Brewster Thursday morning at around 11 o’clock. The crash occurred near Winslow Landing Road.
Due to the accident, traffic was down to one lane as crews cleared the scene. The crash is under investigation by Brewster police as they want to know what caused the crash, as well as decide if any case will be filed.
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