Drivers avoid serious injury in Church Street collision

By Ben Holbrook | Feb 01, 2013
Photo by: Ben Holbrook Emergency personnel respond to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Church Street and Pearl Street.

Belfast — Belfast Police, fire and ambulance responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Church Street and Pearl Street Friday, Feb. 1.

Officer Eric Kelley said neither driver was injured in the accident, but both allege a different account of why the collision occurred. Kelley said the driver of a 1995 Honda Accord told officers the driver of a Dodge pickup truck drove through a stop sign.

However, the driver of the pickup truck alleged the driver of the Honda was driving too fast on Church Street and was unable to stop, Kelley said.

There were no serious injuries reported as a result of the collision, Kelley said.

Both vehicles sustained minor damage and Kelley said the crash is going to be turned over to the insurance companies to resolve. Although both drivers allege the other one is to blame for the collision, Kelley said the driver of the pickup truck, who was crossing Church Street from Pearl Street, is at fault because he failed to yield.

No charges were filed against either driver.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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