UPDATED: Vehicle hits building at Union and Willow in Rockland
Rockland — The Rockland Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to a vehicle crashing into a building at Union and Willow Streets Nov. 12.
At about 9:20 a.m., Christopher Prescott, 18, of Rockland was driving his blue 1981 Chevrolet pickup south on Union Street from Rankin Street, at "faster than road conditions speed," according to the accident report from the Rockland Police Department.
Prescott said in the crash report he was having trouble with his carburetor. While driving along, he said he was in neutral revving his engine to get it warm, when he began sliding. He lost control and slid off the road into the corner of Willow and Union.
His vehicle hit the corner of the lawn, the front steps railing, and the front wall of a house at 150 Union St., between the two front doors, and came to a rest sideways on the front lawn into the road, according to the police report.
There were no tire marks on the road prior to impact, indicating that speed is a factor, the report stated.
Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $2,000, and $6,000 to the building, owned by David and Joanne Beaster of Rockland.
Also damaged in the crash were numerous clothes on display in the first floor of the second-hand children's clothing shop owned by Stacey Cavanaugh of Rockland. Damage was estimated at $1,000.
No injuries were reported.
Courier Publications reporter George Chappell can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401, ext. 117, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.