Thursday, February 28, 2013
Accident took place at N. Worcester and W. Main Street Feb. 27.
Norton Police and Fire Departments responded to a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles at the intersection of N. Worcester Street and W. Main Street Wednesday afternoon. A vehicle, operated by Paul Reardon, 65, of Raynham, was entering W. Main Street form N. Worcester Street when it struck the passenger side of a vehicle traveling westbound on W. Main Street at about 3:45 p.m. That vehicle was then pushed into the eastbound lane, striking an oncoming vehicle head on. One male was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital by the Norton Fire Department for minor injuries. His name was not released by police. No other injuries were reported. Reardon was cited in the crash. The accident is under investigation by Patrolman Jesse Winters.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Roundup of news from around the region.
Driver in Route 123 Accident Pronounced Dead William Lozeau, of Norton, was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Tuesday following an accident on Route 123. The 50-year-old W. Main Street resident hit a town plow truck head on near St. Mary's Church. The driver of the plow, Rhode Island resident George Guptill, was travelling in the eastbound lane when Lozeau came from the opposite direction into that lane. The accident caused the road to be closed for an hour and a half. The cause of the collision is under investigation. To read more click here. -------------------------------- Scott Brown Joins Fox News After deciding not to run for US Senate, Wrentham’s Scott Brown has joined Fox News to provide commentary on several different …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Cause of collision still under investigation.
William Lozeau, of Norton, was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Tuesday following an accident on Route 123. The 50-year-old W. Main Street resident hit a town plow truck head on near St. Mary's Church. The driver of the plow, Rhode Island resident George Guptill, was travelling in the eastbound lane when Lozeau came from the opposite direction into that lane. Norton Firefighter Robert Crowley was nearby, clearing snow from hydrants, and responded to the scene, attending to Lozeau. Lozeau was transported to Sturdy Memorial by the Norton Rescue. Guptill was not cited in the accident. The cause of the collision is under investigation by Norton Police Seargeant Robert Whitfield and Detective Jeffrey Zaccardi. They are being …
Elderly driver transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
*UPDATE* 4:41 p.m.: West Main Street has been opened. The driver was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. For more information, click here. An elderly driver hit a town plowing truck head on Tuesday afternoon, causing the section of Route 123 near St. Mary's Church to be closed off. State Police are currently piecing together what happened. Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson said that the road will be opened after they are finished. He estimates this to be around one hour. In the meantime, traffic is being detoured down Power Street to S. Worcester Street back to Route 123. The elderly driver was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Check Norton Patch later for more information.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Power to be restored before 1 a.m.
Residents on S. Washington Street are without power for the time being, but this time it isn’t because of the weather. “Wires and pole were pulled down by a truck, but it left the scene prior to police arrival,” said Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson. S. Washington Street is closed from Hill Street to Holiday Inn in Taunton. According to the National Grid outage map, 167 Norton customers are without power. They are currently on scene to repair the damage. The estimated time of power restore is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 12:45 a.m. The accident occured some time around 6 p.m. Monday.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
E. Main Street incident under investigation.
A female pedestrian was struck on E. Main Street in front of Wheaton College Sunday night. The accident occured at 8 p.m. when the Samantha Barchard, a Wheaton College student, was hit while in a crosswalk at Howard Street and E. Main Street. The 21-year-old was struck by a vehicle operated by Stephen Tapper, 61, of Stoughton. Tapper’s vehicle was traveling eastbound on E. Main Street. Tapper stated to police that he did not see the pedestrian due to her wearing dark clothing and the foggy weather conditions. The area contains three crosswalks across E. Main Street that are heavily monitored and enforced by police. Barchard was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital by the Norton Fire Department for non-life threatening injuries. Tapper …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
James Doherty, 65, of Foxborough, was charged with an OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012
A Norton woman was injured in a car accident early Sunday morning. On Dec. 2 at 12:20 a.m., Norton Police and Fire responded to the area of 81 Cobb St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash. The operator of the vehicle, James Doherty, 65, of East Street, Foxborough, attempted to negotiate the sharp turn on Cobb Street, but lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. A 58-year-old female rear passenger from Norton was transported to Sturdy Hospital by the Norton Fire Department for non-life threatening injuries. No other occupants in the vehicle were injured. Doherty was placed under arrest at the scene and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense and negligent operation of a motor …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The following information was supplied by Norton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
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Friday, November 30, 2012
An accident at Chartley Four Corners lead to an arrest by Norton police officers Thursday night. On Nov. 29, at 10:35 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of W. Main Street and S. Worcester Street. Two vehicles were reported to be involved in the crash. No one was injured. After an initial investigation, police discovered that a Jeep Wrangler, operated by Eric Jette, 25, of S. Main Street, Attleboro, had drifted into the oncoming lane of travel. The other vehicle, a Chevrolet Impala, had to cross into the opposite lane of travel in an attempt to avoid a head on collision. The Jeep sideswiped the oncoming vehicle, causing it to spin around and caused heavy damage. Jette was placed under arrest at the scene …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Cause of accident under investigation.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Dump truck collided with tractor trailer on Route 495 North.
Safety officials responded to Route 495 North for an accident involving a 10-wheel dump truck and tractor trailer early this morning. At approximately 1:49 a.m., a dump truck part of a construction crew entered the highway and made physical contact with a tractor trailer traveling along the route near exit 10. In a press release, Norton Fire Department Captain Kent Campbell said the fuel tanks on both of the vehicles were ruptured, and over 120 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the highway. “Luckily there were no injuries,” Campbell said. The tractor trailer came to a halt in the high speed lane while the dump truck ended up in the breakdown lane. Traffic was diverted between them in the middle lane. Both vehicles were eventually towed. …