Crash causes minor injuries, leads to charges
Rockport — A head-on collision across from Midcoast Recreation Center on Route 90 caused only minor injuries about 1 p.m. Monday, July 7, and resulted in charges for one driver.
A red Ford Escape SUV driven by Jacob Zontini, 22, and a black Ford F150 pickup truck driven by Charles Heald, 49, of Union, crashed into each other, causing the driver's airbags in both vehicles to deploy. The vehicles collided on the eastbound side of the road, in front of Martha's Place for Performing Arts and Right Click Computers.
Rockport Police Sgt. Travis Ford said Zontini, who was traveling west on Route 90, tried to turn left into the parking lot for Right Click Computers in front of Heald, who was going east. Zontini was charged with failure to yield, Ford said. Neither driver had any passengers.
Given the speed of traffic on the road and the nature of the crash, Ford said of the drivers, "they were lucky."
Rockport Fire and North East Mobile Health Services also responded to the scene. Zontini was examined by EMTs for minor injuries, but was not taken to the hospital.
Both vehicles were destroyed and were towed from the scene.
Sarah E. Reynolds is copy editor for the Courier Gazette and Camden Herald.
Sarah E. Reynolds has been a reporter and writer for more than 20 years, winning awards from the Maine Press Association and other professional organizations. She loves to read, ride her ATV and play word games.