No injuries in two-vehicle Church Street crash

By Ben Holbrook | Jul 13, 2017
Photo by: Ben Holbrook A Bay Taxi van and Toyota Prius rest in the intersection of Church and Miller streets July 13 after the two vehicles collided.

Belfast — No one was injured but two vehicles sustained significant damage July 13 when they collided in the intersection of Church and Miller streets.

Belfast Police Officer Jonathan Guba said at the scene that Zafra Whitcomb was attempting to cross Church Street shortly before 4 p.m. and continue up Miller Street. However, Whitcomb either did not stop at the stop sign or did not see an oncoming Bay Taxi van, Guba said, which was driven by Karen Miller.

No passengers were in either vehicle, police said.

The van struck the passenger side of Whitcomb’s Prius and both vehicles came to a rest partially blocking the intersection. Neither driver was injured in the crash but both vehicles were towed. The van sustained front-end damage and the Prius had extensive passenger side damage.

Guba said he did not issue a citation to either driver.

Belfast Fire Department and Belfast Ambulance assisted at the scene. Miller Street between Church and Court streets was closed while the crash scene was cleared.



The Bay Taxi van is loaded onto a tow truck after sustaining front-end damage in a July 13 crash. (Photo by: Ben Holbrook)
A Belfast firefighter cleans up the crash scene as an ambulance arrives to evaluate the drivers involved in the July 13 collision. (Photo by: Ben Holbrook)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Geoff Facey | Jul 14, 2017 08:36

When there's cars parked all along Church St, It's very difficult to see incoming traffic when you're at the stop sign on Miller.  Glad no one was hurt, but i'm surprised there's not more accidents at that intersection.

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