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Chain reaction crash snarls Route 1 traffic

By Dwight Collins | Aug 07, 2014
Photo by: Dwight Collins A four-car crash in front of On the Water in Maine on Route 1 in Rockport closed one lane to traffic around 10:20 a.m. Aug. 7.

Rockport — Traffic heading south on Route 1 in Rockport was reduced to one lane Aug. 7 due to a four-vehicle crash near the intersection with Route 90.

Rockport Fire and Police departments, along with North East Mobile Health Services, were called out at approximately 10:20 a.m. for a multiple vehicle crash with several possible injuries in front of On the Water in Maine.

Rockport Police Officer Cooper Plaisted said the first three vehicles where sitting in a line of traffic waiting for the light to change at the routes 1 and 90 intersection when a 2007 GMC Sierra operated by William Hoginiski, 79, of Dover, N.H., crested the knoll and failed to stop, causing a domino effect crash.

Hoginiski's vehicle crashed into a 2010 Chevrolet HHR operated by Edward L. Berry, 55, of Belfast, who in turn crashed into a 2011 Ford Focus driven by Cody D. Agnor, 17, of Hope, who was pushed into a 2011 Chrysler 200 driven by Wanda St. Peters, 71, of Portland.

A passenger in the Chrysler 200, Lawrence St. Peters, 66, of Portland and Berry, the operator of the Chevrolet HHR, were transported to Pen Bay Medical Center with unspecified injuries.

The road was reopened to two-way traffic about an hour after the crash.

No charges are expected, Plaisted said.

Comments (6)
Posted by: joseph carroll | Aug 09, 2014 02:57

one car length for each 10 miles of speed is the distance recomended for between cars..most people don't seem to know this.

 



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Aug 08, 2014 08:35

I think you are right. People just do NOT give a car length in front for just such chain reactions. I do that as a precaution. I was driving along there, the speed law noticed and was passed by a young man who passed me like he was going 90 and never looked back. On old county sometimes this happens too. I think prevention and distance of half or whole car length would save people harm and money in repairs and hospital bills.

Mickey Mckeever



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Aug 07, 2014 17:07

Drivers don't have enough sense to allow space in front of them. I realize if one is hit hard enough they will be pushed forward. If you stay back half a car length or so it might make a difference. Too many inconsiderate drivers on the roads.



Posted by: russell g york | Aug 07, 2014 17:03

no just not paying attention I see it every day people are in such a hurry to get no weir oh maybe the hospital for a unknown pit stop



Posted by: russell g york | Aug 07, 2014 17:03

no just not paying attention I see it every day people are in such a hurry to get no weir oh maybe the hospital for a unknown pit stop



Posted by: Elizabeth Kay Gibson | Aug 07, 2014 16:12

Anyone talking or texting?

 



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