Car crash at Broadway and Park sends two to hospital
Rockland — A speeding Ford hit a crossing Subaru broadside at the intersection of Broadway and Park Street and caused a crash that sent drivers of the colliding cars to Pen Bay Medical Center, according to Rockland Deputy Chief Wallace Tower.
The crash took place at 5:16 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Patricia Garland, 77, of Warren was driving south on Broadway in her 2002 Ford and approached a red light at Park too fast, said the police report.
She hit a 1999 Subaru broadside driven by Ellen Benkin, 69, of Thomaston as she was turning from Park Street on Broadway to go up a hill.
An EMS crew from the Rockland Fire Department came to the scene and used the Jaws of Life machine to get Benkin from her vehicle, Tower said.
A third vehicle, a 2002 GMC pickup truck driven by Charles Faulkingham, 56, of Thomaston, came upon the scene and collided. "He just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time," said Tower.
Garland and Benkin were taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport to be treated for injuries. Mary Earl, 71, a passenger in Benkin's vehicle, was treated at the scene for injuries. She was not taken to PBMC. Faulkingham was not injured.
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