Troopers Thomas Loughran and Geoffrey Stokes were approached by the 60-year-old Department of Transportation employee working on a nearby construction project about 11 a.m., according to a State Police statement.
The man, who was not identified, said he wasn't feeling well.
"Suddenly, he just collapsed," said Loughran, who has been a trooper for five years.
The man suffered a laceration in the fall and was unconscious, according to State Police.
The troopers immediately started CPR on the South Boston man, they said. Somerville fire and medical personnel arrived, and after two shocks from a portable defibrillator, the man was conscious and attempted to communicate by the time he was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.
As of early this morning, the man was stabilized and "doing well," but had suffered a massive heart attack, said Stokes, a 17-year State Police veteran.
"He was lucky we were close by," Stokes said.
Two state troopers resuscitated a Department of Transportation employee in Somerville this morning after the man suffered a possible heart attack.
Troopers Thomas Loughran and Geoffrey Stokes were working a paid detail at the Assembly Square Mall when the 60-year-old South Boston man fell to the ground, striking his head and receiving a laceration.
The troopers performed CPR, continuing rescue efforts until they were relieved by Somerville fire and rescue workers. The man, whose name was not released, was conscious when he was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, State Police said.
Drivers might be wise to avoid Interstate 93 north of Boston tonight.
Traffic on the highway between Stoneham and Somerville will be rerouted tonight, in a rehearsal of the traffic plan that will be used on weekends this summer while 14 bridges on I-93 in Medford are replaced, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said.
The traffic rerouting will begin at 8 p.m. By 10 p.m., the northbound side will be completely closed off, said Adam Hurtubise, spokesman for the department. Instead, two lanes of northbound traffic will be switched over to the southbound side of the highway, which will also carry two lanes traveling south, he said.
A Middlesex deputy sheriff is facing drug trafficking charges after he allegedly collected cocaine during a sting investigation launched by Middlesex prosecutors and Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian.
Sergeant Michael Dell’Isolia is to be arraigned today in Woburn District Court on charges of trafficking in cocaine, according to the office of Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr.
Dell’Isolia, 51, of Somerville has worked for the sheriff’s department for 28 years. He has been suspended from his job at the Cambridge jail as a result of his arrest, Koutoujian said in a statement.FULL ENTRY
A Somerville man who has been convicted once on illegal gun possession is facing new allegations following an extensive chase through Roxbury that ended with his arrest – and the recovery of two handguns.
A police officer stopped at a red light Wednesday night heard two gunshots while at the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Tremont Street. Seconds later, the officer spotted a suspect in a gray hoodie and jeans run toward Brook Marshall Way and get in a black Honda Accord, police said.
The driver put the car in gear and sped off, with police in pursuit. Police said the officer chased the vehicle from Brook Marshall to Ruggles Street to Dewitt Drive to Madison Park Court to Shawmut Avenue to Malcolm X Boulevard to Tremont Street to Prentiss Street and to Albert Street, where the car came to a stop.
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SOMERVILLE -- Authorities released the names this afternoon of two teenagers killed in a single-car crash Friday in Somerville, hours after the man accused of causing the crash was arraigned on charges that included two counts of motor vehicle homicide.
Mayara Alves, 16, of Everett was pronounced dead when emergency responders reached the crash scene on the elevated portion of the McGrath Highway in Somerville early Friday morning. Isabela DaSilva, 16, of Somerville died over the weekend from injuries she suffered during the crash.
The driver, Kenneth W. Belew, 21, was arraigned in Somerville District Court today on two counts of negligent motor vehicle homicide by operation under the influence of alcohol, as well as charges of operating under the influence, negligent operation, and speeding. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf, and he was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail.
Police allegedly found Belew at the scene of the crash with blood on his head and face.
“He was pulling his hair crying, screaming…’I killed her, I was driving, and I’m drunk,” Assistant District Attorney Ceara Mahoney said at the hearing, adding that Belew said, “I’m responsible for her death.”
A fatal car crash in Somerville early Friday has claimed the life of a second teenager, according to a State Police spokesman.
State Police Sergeant Michael Popovics said this morning in a brief phone interview that the girl, previously identified only as a 17-year-old from Somerville, has died from her injuries. He could not say when.
She was one of five passengers in a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu that crashed on an elevated section of McGrath Highway shortly before 3:30 a.m. and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, State Police said.
A 16-year-old girl from Everett is dead, another teenager is in grave condition, and a 21-year-old Somerville man is facing motor vehicle homicide and drunken driving charges after a single-car crash on the McGrath Highway in Somerville early today, State Police said.
Kenneth W. Belew, 21, the driver of the car, also faces charges of speeding and failure to observe marked lanes. He allegedly lost control of his 2001 Chevrolet about 3:30 a.m. "due to excessive speed and impairment by alchohol" on his way back from a Somerville house party, State Police said.FULL ENTRY
A 32-year-old Somerville man was ordered held without bail Tuesday, accused of cutting off three of his girlfriend’s fingers in a grisly act of domestic violence, prosecutors said.
Jose Gonzalez, 32, was arraigned Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court and charged with mayhem. He was ordered held under the state’s so-called “dangerousness statute,” said Erika Gully-Santiago, a spokeswoman for Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.FULL ENTRY
Tufts University President Lawrence Bacow, citing fears that a student might one day die, says he cannot let the university continue a decades-old tradition in which students drink heavily, then run around the quad naked, in the cold.
"Given that we can no longer manage the run, we cannot allow this 'tradition' to continue," Bacow said in an op-ed piece published in today's Tufts Daily, the student newspaper.
"Even if I did not act now, [the Naked Quad Run] would end some day. The only question is whether a student has to die first. We cannot allow this to happen, and the Naked Quad Run will not continue," he said, noting that the run is fueled by alcohol and a number of students were hospitalized after drinking too much during this December's run.FULL ENTRY
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