Mill Lane crash destroys two vehicles
Belfast — Two people went to the hospital the morning of Feb. 14 following a head-on crash on Mill Lane.
Belfast Police Officer Mike Rolerson said Earl Moody Jr. was driving south on Mill Lane shortly after 8 a.m. near Belfast United Methodist Church when he lost control as he rounded a corner. His Ford Ranger crashed head-on into a Jeep driven by Shirlee Hurd. Hurd was taken to Waldo County General Hospital to be treated for a hand injury, Rolerson said.
Both vehicles were destroyed. Mill Lane was closed for a brief period as emergency personnel worked.
Belfast Fire Department and Ambulance assisted at the scene.
While police were still at the Mill Lane crash, another crash was reported in the city on Route 1 near Viking Lumber.
Officer Frank Gormley said David Flood Jr. was attempting to turn left into Viking Lumber when a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by Daniel Cunningham was unable to stop on the snow-covered road and rear ended Flood's 1980 GMC 2500.
The GMC sustained minor damage and the Dodge was towed from the scene. A passenger in Cunningham's vehicle was taken to the hospital after complaining of head and neck pain, Gormley said.
Police in town were busy with several crashes as slick traveling conditions made driving difficult. Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the first call came when Gloria Mason of Searsport slid through the intersection of Prospect and West Main streets. Instead of sliding into Route 1, Mason steered her vehicle into a snowbank, LaHaye said. Damage to her vehicle was estimated at $400.
A second crash occurred on Route 1 near Sears Island Road. At that time, Bryant Noyes of Stockton Springs was driving toward Searsport when a large sheet of ice fell off a truck in front of Noyes' 2009 Subaru and smashed through his windshield. Noyes was not injured and damage was estimated at $400 to the windshield.
The third crash involved Courtney Gibbs of Stockton Springs who lost control of her 2008 Nissan Altima while driving on West Main Street near Black Road South, LaHaye said. Gibbs traveled off the road, nearly striking a tree before coming to rest in a snowbank. Her vehicle sustained $2,000 in damage, the chief said, and Gibbs was taken to Waldo County General Hospital to be evaluated.
Searsport Fire Department and Ambulance assisted at the scene.