Three crashes in five days for Rockport police, fire
Rockport — Rockport police and fire departments responded to three crashes during a five-day span starting Oct. 9, two of which sent occupants to the hospital.
On Oct. 13, at about 5 p.m., a crash at the intersection of Camden and Commercial streets resulted in the driver of one of the vehicles to be taken by ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center.
Catherine A. Leroy, 66, of Rockland was traveling south on Route 1 in a 1997 Honda sedan and had stopped to make a left turn onto Camden Street when she was struck from behind by 2010 Honda, driven by Nancy A. Caldwell, 48, of South Portland, according to police reports.
Both vehicles were removed from the scene by Camden Exxon.
Later that same night, moments after the homecoming festivities ended at Camden Hills Regional High School, a single car crash on West Street (Route 90) near the intersection of Forest Glen Drive sent the passenger to the hospital with serious facial injuries, according to police.
Samuel B. Rogers, 19, of Hope was driving west in a 1998 Saab when he swerved to miss a deer. The vehicle skidded sideways for approximately 30 feet before crashing into the ditch, striking a clump of maple trees and landing on the driver’s side.
Rogers’ passenger, Hollis Mallett, 18, was taken by North East Mobile Health Services to Pen Bay with injuries to his face and jaw, according to police.
Officer Dana Smith stated in the police report that vehicle speed was a factor. Rogers told police at the scene he was traveling at 45 to 50 mph. Testing done at Pen Bay also confirmed that alcohol was not a factor.
Rogers received summonses for an expired inspection and possession of drug paraphernalia. The car was a total loss.
Early morning Oct. 9, a crash at the intersection of Route 1 and Warrenton Street snarled traffic for about a half hour.
Zachary M. Ivers, 23, of Bucksport was driving a 1999 GMC pickup hauling a utility trailer and had pulled to the breakdown lane to make a wide left turn onto Warrenton Street.
As Ivers attempted to make the turn, Robert Pinkleman, 57, of Bangor, who was also driving south on Route 1 in a 2007 Dodge passenger van, struck the left rear quarter of the turning pickup.
Both Ivers and Pinkleman were checked out by members of North East Mobile Health and refused transport. Neither driver was summoned as a result of the crash.
Courier Publications reporter Dwight Collins can be reached at 236-8511 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dwight Collins is a reporter/photographer for The Camden Herald.
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