UPDATED: Vehicle hits building at Union and Willow in Rockland

By George Chappell | Nov 12, 2012
Courtesy of: Rockland Fire Department/Alan Athearn photo Rockland Fire Department Lt. Johnson inspects the damage to the building.

Rockland — The Rockland Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to a vehicle crashing into a building at Union and Willow Streets Nov. 12.

At about 9:20 a.m., Christopher Prescott, 18, of Rockland was driving his blue 1981 Chevrolet pickup south on Union Street from Rankin Street, at "faster than road conditions speed," according to the accident report from the Rockland Police Department.

Prescott said in the crash report he was having trouble with his carburetor. While driving along, he said he was in neutral revving his engine to get it warm, when he began sliding. He lost control and slid off the road into the corner of Willow and Union.

His vehicle hit the corner of the lawn, the front steps railing, and the front wall of a house at 150 Union St., between the two front doors, and came to a rest sideways on the front lawn into the road, according to the police report.

There were no tire marks on the road prior to impact, indicating that speed is a factor, the report stated.

Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $2,000, and $6,000 to the building, owned by David and Joanne Beaster of Rockland.

Also damaged in the crash were numerous clothes on display in the first floor of the second-hand children's clothing shop owned by Stacey Cavanaugh of Rockland. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

No injuries were reported.

Courier Publications reporter George Chappell can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401, ext. 117, or by email at gchappell@courierpublicationsllc.com.




Comments (9)
Posted by: DA Taylor | Nov 15, 2012 07:27

"Prescott said in the crash report he was having trouble with his carburetor".  Yep, his foot was in it!! 


Posted by: DA Taylor | Nov 15, 2012 07:25

"Prescott said in the crash report he was having trouble with his carburetor".  LOL, yes, his foot was in it!! Hilarious, but glad noone was hurt.

Posted by: douglas barnes | Nov 14, 2012 05:22

im putting a stop light on my lawn

Posted by: JoAnna Schwab | Nov 13, 2012 15:37

Owned by Stacey Stewart, what great reporters! : )

Posted by: Laura Libby-Campbell | Nov 13, 2012 13:59

Catherine...the driver was fine

Posted by: Catherine L Leonard | Nov 13, 2012 07:27

Info that the driver is okay would have been nice.

Posted by: Martha Seavey Boynton | Nov 13, 2012 07:00

A friend of mine had his house, lamppost, and car run into last week also.  The driver left the seen of the crime right in Route One in Warren.  What is it about running into houses all of a sudden????

Posted by: Carleton C Ingerson | Nov 12, 2012 17:04

And that is all of the information that is available??? Pretty darned lame reporting I would say.

Posted by: Yep I Said It | Nov 12, 2012 16:53

This is an outrage! We want names, ages, genders, and shoe sizes! LOL!

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