It may be November, but the Nantucket Fire and Police Departments were busy Wednesday and Thursday responding to several calls. None of the accidents appear to have led to any serious injuries at this time, but four individuals in total were transported to Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
DPW Truck Goes Off Madaket Road, Removed By Front Loader
The Nantucket Fire and Police Departments, as well as heavy rescue quickly dispatched to the area of Madaket Road and Swift Rock Road Wednesday afternoon just after 1:30 p.m. after a Department of Public Work’s vehicle went off the road and hit a tree.
The driver was transported to Nantucket Cottage Hospital with minor injuries. While the exact cause of the accident is still unknown, the initial belief is that the vehicle had some sort of mechanical issue that caused the driver to lose control and forced him to swerve off the road to avoid hitting an oncoming car.
The truck was lifted out of the woods by a front loader and placed onto a flatbed that arrived on the scene. You can see a sped up version of the sequence here.
Two Accidents Within Five Minute Span On Old South Road
The Nantucket Fire and Police Departments were called to the area of 100 Old South Road after a biker apparently fell off of his bike and suffered a laceration to his knee. There is no indication at this time that the biker was struck by a vehicle.
However about three to five minutes later, another call came in for a two-car accident in the area of 109 Old South Road, which resulted in heavy traffic in the area for a short period of time.
Two individuals were transported to Nantucket Cottage Hospital – all injuries appeared to be minor.
One Transported From Marble Way Accident
The Nantucket Fire and Police Department’s responded to Marble Way after a two-vehicle, head-on collision took place between a Gulley Electric Van and Sconset Gardner truck.
One driver, after initially refusing transport, changed his mind and was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital with minor injuries. We are told he was feeling "a little achy" but should be feeling good by Friday.