No serious injuries reported

Belfast underpass crash tangles afternoon traffic

By Fran Gonzalez | Jul 11, 2018
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Occupants of this Chevy Cruze were taken to Waldo County General Hospital for observation after a collision with a dump truck July 11.

Belfast — A mother and her two children, one an infant, were taken to Waldo County General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a July 11 collision across from Renys Plaza at about 12:45 p.m.

According to Belfast Police, Bethany Nason, 27, of Bangor and her two young children were driving east on Belmont Avenue toward Belfast in a Chevy Cruze and did not see a dump truck turning left onto the Route 1 on-ramp.

The driver of the truck, Jason Littlefield of Belfast, said a good Samaritan waved him to proceed, as the line to turn left onto the on-ramp had backed up considerably.

"She didn't see me," Littlefield said.

Nason's car sustained heavy front-end damage and was removed by a wrecker, while Littlefield's Ford F-350 had a minor dent in the bumper. The steering on the Ford also  sustained damage.

Belfast Police, Ambulance and Fire departments responded to the call and traffic was delayed for approximately half an hour.


Emergency responders remove the front grill from the Chevy Cruze after a collision that occurred near Renys Plaza on July 11. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
The red Ford F-350 sustained minor damage while attempting to turn left onto Route 1 after reportedly being waved ahead by another driver. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Karl Beiser | Jul 13, 2018 14:21

Sounds like an instance of too much courtesy.  In a busy multi-lane intersection, the best policy is, "if you have the right of way, take it".  Doing something unexpected, like giving another driver an unexpected break can cause other unexpected, unintended consequences.  After you Alphonse courtesy has caused a number of similar problems in my decades of driving.  Just $.02 worth...

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