Car demolished, driver suffers minor injuries

Camden Police respond to single vehicle, weather -related crashes
By Susan Mustapich | Feb 07, 2017
Courtesy of: Camden Police Department Minor injuries were suffered by driver Francis Killea, 30, of Appleton, in a crash on Hope Road in Camden Feb. 7, according to the Camden Police Department.

CAMDEN — By mid-afternoon, a total of five crashes occurred in Camden Feb. 7 during a persistent light snow that created slippery road conditions.

At 2:30 p.m., a single-vehicle crash occurred on Hope Road in Camden, according to Camden Police Department Detective Curt Andrick.

The driver, Francis Killea, 30, of Appleton, was taken to the hospital by North East Ambulance for minor injuries.

Due to driving too fast for road conditions, Killea lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and rolled over several times, police said. The driver was wearing a seatbelt, and the airbag deployed. The vehicle was demolished, Andrick said, and was towed by Camden Exxon.

Weather-related crashes were reported throughout the day on Feb 7 in Camden.

At 7:05 a.m., Officer Sam Butler assisted at a single vehicle crash on Molyneaux Road. The vehicle was damaged and there was no personal injury.

At 8:28 a.m., police assisted at the scene of another single vehicle crash, with vehicle damage and no personal injury. The crash occurred at the corner of Barnestown and Ragged Mountain roads.

At 9:20 a.m., a driver heading south on High Street (Route 52) lost control of the vehicle due to driving too fast, according to Andrick, and struck a rock wall in front of High Mountain Hall. There was no personal injury, and the undercarriage of the vehicle was damaged.

At 9:48 a.m., a minor accident involving two trucks and no personal injury occured on Mechanic Street, near Camden House of Pizza.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Maggie Trout | Feb 08, 2017 12:54

And, where appropriate, summons?  No?  It doesn't seem to be the case that drivers change their habits even after being in an accident - maybe it does, but I do wonder.  And there is always "personal injury" in a car accident, although I understand the context here.  Anyway... the photo of that car... .  . 

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