Four cars in Route 17 crash, no injuries
Rockport — Rockport Police responded to a four-car crash at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Street and Route 17 around 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Northeast Ambulance also responded.
Patricia Tempio-Wilson, who was driving a Toyota SUV, said she was waiting to turn from Route 17 onto Mount Pleasant. According to Officer Dana Smith, behind her was a 2010 Toyota Scion driven by Carolyn Spies, and behind Spies was Olive Dufresne, driving a 2001 Subaru Legacy. Raymond Proulx, driving a 2010 Mercedes Sprinter van for Dock & Dorr Handling Inc., based in Hooksett, N.H., failed to stop and ran into the back of the Subaru, totaling it, according to Smith.
The airbag in Dufresne's Subaru deployed, causing abrasions to her arms, but she declined to be transported to the hospital, Smith said. No other injuries were reported.
"It's like a domino effect, is what it was," said Smith, with each of the cars being pushed into the one in front of it.
Proulx was speeding, according to Smith, and also acknowledged that he was not looking at the road at the time of the crash. He was not cited.
Smith estimated the damage to the four vehicles at around $10,000. Three of the vehicles were towed; Tempio-Wilson was able to drive away.
Traffic on Route 17 near the crash was briefly down to one lane as vehicles were removed from the scene.
Sarah E. Reynolds is a reporter for the Camden Herald.
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