Police Seek Identity of Hit-and-Run Driver

Edgartown police are searching for a car involved in a hit and run accident on Tuesday.

Car Accident Claims Life of Young Athlete

A 25-year-old West Tisbury man was killed Monday when the car he was driving collided with a tree on Old County Road.

David S. Campbell, often called Davey, was a 2007 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, where he was remembered this week as a gifted athlete who was “universally loved.”

Three-Car Mishap Near Harthaven Sends Two to Hospital

Two people were transported to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital with minor injuries Saturday after a late afternoon three-car pileup in the Harthaven section of Oak Bluffs.

According to an eyewitness, the accident unfolded when one car stopped to turn at the entrance to Harthaven and paused for pedestrians crossing on the bike path that parallels the roadway. A car traveling behind the stopped car also stopped and was rear-ended by a taxi. The impact of the collision sent the middle car into the first car that had stopped for a turn.

West Tisbury Woman Injured in Single-Car Accident

A single-car crash along Edgartown-West Tisbury Road Wednesday morning left one woman injured and resulted in the temporary closure of a major portion of the roadway.

Kathryn Retmeir, 55, of West Tisbury was driving a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer toward West Tisbury when she hit a tree, Sgt. Jeffrey (Skipper) Manter 3rd said. The crash caused extensive front-end damage to the vehicle, he said.

Ms. Retmeir was traveling with a young child, Mr. Manter said. The child was safely secured in the back seat and was uninjured.

Four People Injured, Two Airlifted Sunday in Separate Single-Car Accidents

A 17-month-old girl was in good condition at a Boston hospital Wednesday and her mother had been released after being airlifted from the Vineyard Sunday morning following a one-car accident.

Driver in July Fourth Crash Charged With OUI

The driver who allegedly caused a Fourth of July car accident in Edgartown will be charged with drunken driving, Edgartown police said this week, while one of his passengers, a 21-year-old New York man, was was taken to a Boston hospital with severe head injuries and later released.

Two-Car Crash Tops Flurry of Police, Emergency Calls on July Fourth

One person was med-flighted to a Boston hospital Thursday afternoon with critical injuries following a two-car accident on Meshacket Road in Edgartown.

Head-On Collision Snarls Traffic, Temporarily Closes Beach Road

Oak Bluffs police Lt. Timothy Williamson said a Chevy sedan crossed the center line and hit a taxi van head-on in front of the restaurant Hooked. The crash occurred around 1 p.m. The taxi was not carrying passengers.

Lt. Williamson said police are investigating whether the driver of the sedan “may have been impaired.”

Driver in Fatal Fourth of July Crash Receives Suspended Sentence

A New Hampshire man charged with vehicular manslaughter after an accident on the Vineyard last July that killed his son and his son’s girlfriend pleaded guilty to a lesser charge last Friday in Edgartown district court. In an emotional scene at the courthouse, Thomas C. Jones, 54, pleaded guilty to negligent operation of a motor vehicle in the July 4, 2012 accident that led to the deaths of his son, Seth Jones, and Heather Laflamme. Two counts of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation were dismissed. Judge Bernadette L.

Single-Car Crash Knocks Out Power Sunday

Parts of the Island were without power Sunday afternoon after police said a car hit a guide wire on a utility pole.

State police Trooper Robert Branca said the car’s driver, Wilbur Dean, 70, of West Tisbury, was taken to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital as a precaution after he apparently blacked out and crossed the road on the south side of State Road near the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Mae Fane property.

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