Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Martha's Vineyard Times reports that the 30-year-old driver of a Land Rover, which was found abandoned in a Tisbury ravine Saturday morning after crashing through a guard rail, was cited for leaving the scene of an accident.
Mystery solved: Nobody was injured in the crash that left a Land Rover battered and empty in a ravine along the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road Saturday morning. The Martha's Vineyard Times reported Monday that the owner of the vehicle, a 30-year-old Tisbury man, was located by police and cited for leaving the scene of an accident. Erik Kelly told police he swerved to avoid a deer, according to the Times report. For more police news on and off the Vineyard, please see our Police & Fire section, available in the News tab above or by clicking here. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Vineyard Gazette is reporting the discovery early Saturday of a Land Rover apparently abandoned after it crashed through a guard rail on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road.
Island authorities are investigating how an older Land Rover may have crashed through a guard rail and into a ravine off the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, according to a Vineyard Gazette report. The damaged vehicle was unoccupied when discovered early this morning, the Gazette reports. Click "Keep me posted" to be notified when we publish more news about this accident. For more police news on and off the Vineyard, please see our Police & Fire section, available in the News tab above or by clicking here. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wilbur Dean, 70, was checked at the hospital as a precaution after he apparently blacked out and crashed his car on State Road, hitting a utility wire and briefly interrupting service to thousands of NStar customers, according to the Vineyard Gazette.
A 70-year-old motorist took a trip to Martha's Vineyard Hospital after apparently losing consciousness Sunday afternoon and driving his car down an embankment, striking a utility wire, according to a report in the Vineyard Gazette. More than 4,500 Nstar customers were without power for from between four minutes to an hour as a result of the collision, the Gazette reports. Driver Wilbur Dean was checked out at the hospital and the state Registry of Motor Vehicles was notified that he may have a medical condition, acccording to the Gazette. You may also be interested in these recent Martha's Vineyard stories: For more police news on and off the Vineyard, please see our Police & Fire section, available in the News tab above or by clicking …
Sunday, March 20, 2011
A single-engine plane landed on State Beach Saturday evening, just feet from a busy road and the ocean's waves.
A small one-engine aircraft crash-landed on Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach in Oak Bluffs at 8:55 p.m. Saturday night. The two occupants aboard the private plane, Jean Dupon, 67, and Susan King, 45, both of Edgartown, were not seriously injured. The pair was transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital as a precaution and later released, according to State Police trooper David Parent. Dupon, who piloted the plane to a safe landing, is the chef/owner of Le Grenier, a French restaurant in Vineyard Haven. Dupon had departed from Hyannis approximately one hour before experiencing engine failure as he was approaching Martha's Vineyard Airport, said FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen. The fixed-wing, single-engine Piper PA-32R-300 hit a wooden sand …
Two passengers were aboard the private plane; no one was seriously injured.
Updated March 20, 10:30 a.m. State trooper David Parent has confirmed that the two Martha's Vineyard residents involved in a minor plane crash on Saturday evening are 67-year-old Jean Dupon and 45-year-old Susan King. The single-enginge Piper aricraft made an emergency landing at State Beach in Oak Bluffs at approximately 9:05 p.m., according to the State Police. Dupon is the chef/owner of Vineyard Haven French restaurant Le Grenier. The Oak Bluffs Police Department, State Police, fire personnel and some Edgartown Police responded to the crash, Parent said. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division is expected to visit the scene later in the day to determine a cause of the crash. The plane came to rest on a …