Published in the June 9, 2016 edition.

WAKEFIELD — An 18-year-old Wakefield man was flown by MedFlight helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston with serious injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car on Elm Street at about 2 p.m. yesterday.

Police said that the man was on a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle heading west on Elm Street when he apparently went around a landscaping truck parked on the side of the road and collided with a 2007 Saturn driven by a 45-year-old Wakefield woman that was taking a left out of Elm Crest Road.

Fire Chief Michael Sullivan said that off-duty Firefighter Michael Rowe happened to be in the neighborhood and attended to the injured motorcyclist until the arrival of Wakefield Fire Department and Action Ambulance crews. Sullivan said that the victim was stabilized at the scene by Fire Department and ambulance paramedics while WFD Engine 2 secured Veterans’ Field for the arrival of the MedFlight helicopter.

Police said that at this time no citations have been issued in connection with the accident.


A 67-year-old Wakefield man was issued a citation for a “Stop” sign violation after his 2001 Buick collided with a 2015 Nissan at the intersection of Crescent and Otis streets. Police said that the Buick was traveling on Otis Street stopped at the “Stop” sign before entering Crescent Street and hitting the Nissan. No injuries were reported.


Police received two complaints of loud music coming from Portobello’s Restaurant in Greenwood between 9 and 10:15 p.m. last night. Police spoke to the manager and the music was stopped for the evening.


The Fire Department responded to 10 calls yesterday, six of which were for medical aid.

At about 9 p.m. last night, the Fire Department went to a Walden Road address after a resident reported smoke in the house. Firefighters traced the source of the smoke to a small mulch fire in front of the home, which they extinguished.