Two-car crash sends driver to hospital
Rockland — A two-car crash at the intersection of Park and Union streets sent one driver to the hospital.
Rockland Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the call in front of Dairy Queen just before 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
According to the police report received Feb. 21, Jennifer Szandzik of Rockland was traveling south on Union Street in a black 2004 GMC SUV when she collided with Danasa Carson of Dixmont, who was traveling east on Park Street in a green 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup.
The exact cause of the crash was not disclosed, other than the response from two construction workers who were working at the Dairy Queen at the time of the incident.
"Both individuals said when they heard the crash, they looked at the intersection and the flow of traffic was heading eastbound and the light for Park Street was green," according to the report filed by Officer Scott Solorzano.
Both vehicles sustained significant damage and had to be towed from the scene. The estimated damage to the GMC SUV is $5,000, mostly to the front and passenger's side. The approximate damage to the pickup is also $5,000, to the front and driver's side.
Szandzik was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center due to pain in her chest area from the seat belt.
Traffic was rerouted for more than a half hour while the scene was cleared.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 Thomaston 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 running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.