Three taken to hospital, apartment building struck after Rockland crash

By Stephen Betts | Jun 16, 2019
Photo by: Stephen Betts Police and emergency medical service personnel respond to a two-vehicle crash Sunday, June 16, on Main Street in Rockland.

Rockland — Three people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash Sunday, June 16.

The crash occurred at about noon on Main Street near the intersection with Crescent Street.

Dylen Mahonen, 21, of Rockland, was driving south on Main Street in a Silverado pickup truck when a car driven by Denise Dalton-Martel, 70, of Massachusetts, stopped at the stop sign on Crescent Street before pulling onto Main Street to make a left turn, according to Rockland Police Sgt. Andrew Redden.

The truck struck the car and then ended up striking the front porch of 98-100 Main St.

Dalton-Martel's view of oncoming traffic was blocked by a construction sign, Redden said.

In addition, excessive speed on the part of Mahonen is believed to have contributed to the crash, which remains under investigation, Redden said.

Both drivers and Dalton-Martel's passenger, Robert Martel, 70, were taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. The older couple had complained of pain and Mahonen was taken to be checked out for any injuries.

The Jaws of Life had to be used to remove Robert Martel from the car.

Both vehicles were destroyed.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jun 17, 2019 09:12

I been waiting for this to happen. As this project on So Main St progresses, the driving is becoming more dangerous. Drivers are speeding over side streets as well as through the construction zone. I've seen several near misses due  to drivers in a hurry. I realize the police department is busy but a little presence once in awhile might help. These clowns that drive the jacked up pick-up trucks are free to go as fast as they want. Last I knew this was a 25MPH  zone and with all the workers and equipment around it should be slower.

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