Speed blamed for Park Street crash

By Beth A. Birmingham | Mar 07, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Rockland Fire personnel check under the hood of this Ford Taurus involved in a two-vehicle crash Friday, March 7 on Park Street. The driver was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Rockland — Rockland Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to a two-vehicle crash on Park Street Friday, March 7.

At approximately 3 p.m., Andrew Anderson, 55, of Rockland, was traveling east on Park Street in his 2007 silver Ford Taurus SE in excess of the posted speed limit, according to a police report from Officer Scott Solorzano. When Anderson rounded the slight corner in front of Cayouette Flooring he attempted to slow down or stop as he came upon a tractor-trailer driven by Richard Bruce, 57, of Foster, R.I., who had already entered the lane of traffic.

Anderson's vehicle struck the tractor-trailer and had to be towed from the scene due to the extent of damages to the front passenger side. Anderson was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer truck was uninjured. The truck received approximately $5,000 in damage to its front driver's side bumper and radiator area, and was leaking antifreeze on the scene.

Traffic was cut down to one lane for approximately 20 minutes.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.


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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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