Drivers escape serious injury in Waldo crash

By Carolyn Zachary | Sep 28, 2018
Photo by: Carolyn Zachary Tow truck operator hooks up this Chevrolet Impala shortly after noon Sept. 28, after it was T-boned in a crash at the corner of Routes 131 and 203 in Waldo.

Waldo — Two cars collided shortly before noon Friday at the junction of Routes 203 and 131, resulting in extensive damage to both vehicles and minor injuries to both drivers.

State Police Trooper Connor Willard of Troop D said the driver of a Chevrolet Impala was pulling out of Pond Road (Route 203) and looked both ways, but failed to see a Honda Civic southbound on Waldo Station Road (Route 131) at about 11:45 a.m. The driver of the Civic tried to avoid the other car as it "pulled out prematurely," Willard said, but they collided and both ran off the road.

Airbags deployed in the Impala upon impact. The Civic skidded to the left off Route 131, traveled a few car lengths down a gravel lane and came to rest in a clump of bushes and small trees.

Belfast Ambulance and fire departments from Waldo, Morrill and Brooks responded. Both drivers said they would get their injuries checked out on their own, Willard said, so Belfast Ambulance left the scene early on. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Trooper Willard declined to release the identities of the two drivers. He said no charges would be filed.

This Honda Civic was southbound on Route 131 Sept. 28 when a Chevrolet Impala, visible in the background, pulled out of Pond Road and the two collided. (Photo by: Carolyn Zachary)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Virgil Fowles Jr | Sep 28, 2018 16:05

This is a very bad intersection from the point of coming off Rt. 203 and planning to go North.  The hill to the South blocks seeing oncoming traffic...very dangerous.  I have to use this at least once a day, but do have the option to go South (safest way).  You have to wait and be fairly certain there is no one coming....I have had many near misses as people coming up over the hill at a high rate of speed...  I don't know the solution, but there must be one.

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