Trio of crashes keeps officers busy on Belfast Road
Knox — Three vehicle accidents that occurred on Belfast Road within 15 minutes of one another kept officers with the Waldo County Sheriff's Office busy on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 20.
The first accident occurred at 7:45 a.m., when 33-year-old Anne H. Hallee of Belfast was headed west on Belfast Road in a 1989 BMW. Hallee, according to the accident report from Deputy James Porter, lost control on the icy road surface, left the right hand side of the road spinning sideways. Hallee's vehicle came to rest on its wheels after striking a telephone pole.
Hallee was not injured in the crash, but about three minutes later, 40-year-old Aaron L. Kennedy of Belfast was traveling on Belfast Road in his 2006 Honda when he came by Hallee's vehicle up against the telephone pole. Kennedy, according to the accident report from Porter, had stopped on the side of the road to assist Hallee.
Meanwhile 22-year-old Susan Buckner of Raynham, Mass., was headed west on Belfast Road in a 2000 Toyota SUV, lost control on the slippery roadway and slammed into the rear of Kennedy's car.
Buckner was not injured.
Porter noted "defects in the road surface" contributed to the causes of both crashes.
At 8 a.m., deputies with the sheriff's office responded to a third accident on Belfast Road. Sonia-Daniel O. Antunes, 37, of Unity was driving east in a 1998 Subaru when she lost control on the ice-covered road and struck a series of frozen snow banks along the roadside. Antunes was not hurt in the crash.