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July 3, 2013

Essex Police/Fire: Belcher Street crash sends driver to hospital

Essex Police/Fire

ESSEX — A single-car crash on Belcher Street early Tuesday sent the driver to Beverly Hospital, though police said the man’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Police responding to a report of suspicious activity in the area of Belcher Street came upon the accident Tuesday at 12:43 a.m.

According to police, a Choate Street man had driven his car off Belcher Street and struck a tree. Police said the motorist was trapped in the vehicle for about 45 minutes, while the Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to extricate the man from the car.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Monday at 8 p.m., an Eastern Avenue resident was transported to Beverly Hospital.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at

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