Three injured when car goes through stop sign

By Stephen Betts | Aug 21, 2018
Courtesy of: Rockland Police Department

Rockland — Three people were taken to the hospital late Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, when an 82-year-old driver went through a stop sign and struck another vehicle, according to Rockland police.

The crash occurred at 11:20 a.m., when a 2017 Ford Focus driven by Barbara Nelson of South Thomaston was traveling west on Holmes Street and failed to stop at the stop sign at Broadway. Her car struck a northbound 2015 Honda CRV driven by Karen Everett, 63, of Owls Head.

The impact sent Everett's car into a parked 2016 Toyota Rav 4 in the driveway of 38 Holmes St.

Nelson, wearing a seatbelt, was taken by Rockland emergency medical services to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with a complaint of pain, according to the crash report by Sgt. Kenneth Smith.

Everett and a child in her car, who was in a car seat, were also taken to PBMC for complaints of pain.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Edwin E Ecker | Aug 22, 2018 17:05

When someone is this age or even younger they should be given a more detailed exam at licensing . More than not the elderly have slower reflexes than younger drivers. Sad but true sometimes we need to turn In our licenses when we reach the point where we or our loved ones notice these effects.

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Aug 22, 2018 13:29

82 year old went through stop sign.  Maybe her loved ones should be looking at her driving habits and disable her car.  It stinks, I know, but it is better than her hurting herself, someone else again, and/or others.

Posted by: Marian Robinson | Aug 22, 2018 11:26

That might be pertinent if there were a traffic light at that intersection.

Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Aug 22, 2018 08:07

always important to follow the three second rule.  light changes to green wait three seconds before pulling out into the intersection.  Helps to avoid a collision with someone who pushes the yellow light to the limit.

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