Car strikes Rockland cruiser

By Stephen Betts | Feb 14, 2017
Photo by: Stephen Betts A Rockland cruiser was damaged Friday afternoon, Feb. 10 when this car, on left, struck it at the intersection of North Main Street and Broadway.

Rockland — A Rockland cruiser was damaged Friday afternoon, Feb. 10, when it was struck by a car.

A car driven by Jeffery S. Dumm, 35, of Augusta, was heading east on North Main and attempted to make a right turn onto Broadway, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll. Dumm reported trying to brake, but the vehicle did not slow down and crossed Broadway and struck the passenger side of a Rockland cruiser driven by Officer William Smith.

There were no injuries.

The cruiser was able to be driven from the scene, but had nearly $4,000 in damages.Dumm's vehicle had to be towed because of the extent of damages.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Maggie Trout | Feb 15, 2017 11:26

The reference to drivers zooming up to corners made because that's what I saw occurring with even greater frequency with the snow piled high and obscuring vision, and ice spots on the road, was general.  Pedestrians are having to walk in the road, but aren't much safer, perhaps not as safe, in fact, if they stay on the sidewalks and on crosswalks. 

Posted by: Danny Lee Jackson | Feb 15, 2017 06:58

Where does it say this driver zoomed up to the corner?

Posted by: Maggie Trout | Feb 14, 2017 16:16

Rockland librarian had a close call with a vehicle while walking to work.  The City must put markers where there are crosswalks.  Drivers must not zoom up to corners.. There are real people, really having to walk.  The sidewalks aren't all cleared.  What's it going to take.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Feb 14, 2017 14:02

Was it caused by slippery roads, driver inattention, speeding or something else.

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