Slippery road conditions blamed

No injuries in Route 17 rollover

By Dwight Collins | Mar 13, 2014
Photo by: Dwight Collins A 1999 Toyota Corolla driven by Alyssa McCluskey of Hope came to rest on its roof after it slid off the road and rolled over on Route 17 in Rockport Thursday morning. McCluskey was not injured in the crash.

Rockport — Poor road conditions were cited as the cause of a single-car rollover that occurred on Route 17 in Rockport March 13, according to Rockport Police officer Craig Cooley.

Rockport Fire and Police departments, along with North East Mobile Health Services were dispatched to the area near Mirror Lake around 9 a.m. for a report of a car that was on its roof in the ditch in the eastbound lane. It was reported that the driver was still in the car and was unsure if she could get out.

By the time emergency crews arrived at the scene, the driver, Alyssa McCluskey, 24, of Hope had escaped her 1999 Toyota Corolla. McCluskey declined to be taken to the hospital.

A section of Route 17 was reduced to one lane of traffic for approximately 20 minutes while the car was removed by Camden Exxon.

Comments (6)
Posted by: William Spear | Mar 14, 2014 01:08

If she got out of the car by herself, and refused medical treatment, she had her seatbelt on. Very smart young lady. She'll be just fine.

Posted by: ALBERT E COLSON | Mar 13, 2014 17:38

As I was reading about the roll over on Rt.17  I knew it was do to poor road conditions like not plowed, salted or sanded . Something like RT. 1 between Rockland and the Hospital. I agree with Russell. It can't cost that much more for safety. 

Posted by: Russell Garfield York | Mar 13, 2014 16:17

the mdot should take the road back over its to much work for Farley and son

Posted by: Lorrie Callaway | Mar 13, 2014 15:26

Happy you are okay Alyssa! Hope you aren't too sore tomorrow!!


Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Mar 13, 2014 12:31

Another rollover due to unsafe ice on the rt. 17. When is Rt. 17 going to get sand on the roadside perfected?

Posted by: Jeri Holm | Mar 13, 2014 11:45

Yikes! So glad you're ok Alyssa!!

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