Rollover closes part of Gibbs Avenue

Apr 20, 2017
Photo by: Matthew Bernat First responders on the scene of a rollover that closed part of Gibbs Avenue on Thursday evening.

Police closed a portion of Gibbs Avenue on April 20 in response to a two-car crash that left one vehicle involved on its roof.

The crash, which was reported at 4:48 p.m., occurred at the intersection of Gibbs Avenue and Highland Road. According to Wareham Police, a car pulling put of Highland Road was struck by a vehicle traveling on Gibbs Avenue. The car on Highland was then upended. The man inside reportedly exited the vehicle before emergency crews arrived. He suffered minor injuries, according to emergency broadcasts.

Police said the driver of the upended car was cited for failure to grant right of way.

Gibbs Avenue was reopened at approximately 5:30 p.m.


Comments (7)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 20, 2017 17:44

Come on now, how does this happen? Beautiful sunny day.  Dry pavement, no other vehicles involved.  An easy 30 MPH road.  No heart attack, nothing medical because Speedy Gonzalez climbed out himself.  Go ahead and accuse me of being judgemental.  This dumb ass was speeding to roll over like that. Probably texting too.  Now I'm late for dinner due to the traffic I just sat in due to this clown.  Think about it.  One person's stupidity creates all this cost to the town and inconvenience for all in the area.



Posted by: Snowman | Apr 21, 2017 07:51

Somebody call a Wahhhmbulance

Posted by: Linda | Apr 21, 2017 18:01

A person posted on fb last night that they were in their home, heard the crash, went out to find the car on its roof and they were directing traffic around it until the WPD arrived.  They said it wasn't until later that they realized a 2nd car was involved ~ so maybe it was speeding, texting or maybe someone pulled out or backed out of a driveway or Highland Rd in front of him.  Sorry you were late for dinner.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 21, 2017 18:53

Maybe.  It says single car crash.  Facebook may be more accurate.  In any event, if he was traveling the 30 MPH speed limit, he wouldn't have rolled over on his roof if he swerved. That takes some doing.  Dinner was leftovers anyways.


Posted by: Rjnjr09 | Apr 21, 2017 22:15

I drove a tow truck for many years towing for the local police and state police. Regardless of the speed 10 mph or 60 mph anything is possible. I have witnessed worse at speeds lower then 30 mph. Regardless, it was an M.V.A. (Motor Vehicle Accident). They happen no one is perfect. Thankfully no one was hurt. BUT IT HAPPENS!   NO ONE IS PERFECT! Every car has a different "top weight" making that specific car top heavy. All in all I'm just glad that no one was hurt, metal can be replaced, lives cant.

Posted by: Snowman | Apr 22, 2017 08:27

Thank you RJN for you insight and humanity.   Some people had a bad day here and the best new is no none was hurt.

WBTS.  I hope your left over dinner was Italian.  Always better on day two I think!

Posted by: Linda | Apr 22, 2017 22:08


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