Van and pickup accident on Main Street in Hyannis

   Accident at High School Rd & Main Street today in Hyannis involving a pickup truck and a   
   minivan.  Witnesses said the vehicles just missed some pedestrians. Photo by Frank

HYANNIS - At about 12:15 pm today the Barnstable Police Department and the Hyannis Fire Department received a call about a motor vehicle accident at High School Road and Main Street in Hyannis.  The Hyannis Fire Department is only one block away.

Both responded to the location and found a van with the right front tire on the sidewalk and a pickup truck with Florida plates on the sidewalk against the brick wall of the Four Corners Gift Shop.  Some passersby said it nearly missed some people and had the weather been sunny and warm, some  pedestrians could have been seriously hurt.

The scene was tied up for 45 minutes to an hour as police investigated the scene, checked licenses and awaited tow trucks to remove the vehicles.

The Hyannis Fire Department may have transported a person to the hospital.  Firefighters remained on the scene to see if any speedy dry was needed and to aid the the Barnstable Police Department with pedestrian and car traffic control. 

   Above: front and rear views of the pickup against the shop's brick wall.

   Two unidentified women in an apartment above
   look down upon the accident scene.

   Traffic remained snarled as a tow truck pulled
   up to remove the vehicles from the scene.

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