No injuries in rear-end collision

By Sarah E. Reynolds | Jan 17, 2014
Photo by: Sarah E. Reynolds Rockport firefighters direct traffic at the scene of a rear-end collision on Route 17 Friday afternoon, Jan. 17.

Rockport — Both cars suffered significant damage in a rear-end collision near the intersection of Route 17 and Porter Street around 2:30 Friday afternoon, Jan. 17.

Officer Craig Cooley said Bert Maxfield, driving a red 2007 Dodge Dakota, struck the rear end of a black 2010 Honda Civic driven by Paulina Kozak of Boston. She was stopped in the eastbound lane of Route 17 waiting to make a left turn onto Porter Street. A witness said Kozak had her turn signal on. The Civic was towed by Camden Exxon.

Cooley said the Honda was totaled.

Rockport Fire Department and North East Mobile Health Services also responded to the scene. No one was taken to the hospital.

(Photo by: Sarah E. Reynolds)
(Photo by: Sarah E. Reynolds)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Wayne Keiderling | Jan 18, 2014 14:47

Driving inst. teach a full car distance for every 10 m.p.h. of speed .=20 mph=two car distance, 30 mph =3 cars distance.and so on .I very rarely see it done but sadly see plenty of drivers on my rear bumper.



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jan 18, 2014 08:28

Tailgating? If one would keep a full car distance then there are no surprises and no rear end collisions perhaps?

Mickey McKeever



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