Searsport police respond to two vehicle versus animal collisions in same day
Searsport — Searsport police responded to two crashes over the course of the day Tuesday, April 22.
The first crash was reported at 10:30 a.m. on West Main Street after George Fowler, 71, of Brooklin, struck a deer that was attempting to cross the road. Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said two deer were crossing the road and Brooklin was unable to avoid colliding with one of the animals.
Fowler's 2005 Subaru Outback sustained about $800 worth of damage to the front driver's portion of the vehicle. LaHaye said the vehicle was able to be driven from the scene of the crash.
The deer that was struck died at the scene, LaHaye said.
A second crash was reported later in the day on Black Road North when Patty Stevens, 30, of Searsport, was driving south at about 3:20 p.m. Stevens was driving a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer and was attempting to drive around a postal carrier vehicle when a dog ran out into the road from a nearby driveway, LaHaye said.
The dog struck Stevens' vehicle and damaged the driver's side fender and headlight assembly, LaHaye said. He estimated the collision resulted in the vehicle sustaining approximately $200 worth of damage.
LaHaye said the dog suffered minor abrasions but was otherwise unhurt.