Two injured in Route 1 crash

By Ben Holbrook | Mar 10, 2017
Photo by: Ben Holbrook Traffic on Route 1 is slowed as police, firefighters and EMTs work at the scene of a two-vehicle crash late in the afternoon of March 10.

Belfast — Two people are being treated at the hospital following a March 10 crash at the intersection of Route 1 and Northport Avenue.

Belfast Police Chief Mike McFadden said the driver of a Dodge Durango pulled into the jug handle on Route 1 shortly before 4 p.m. to cross to Northport Avenue, but failed to see a northbound Toyota passenger car.

The Durango struck the driver's side of the Toyota, pushing the Toyota onto the Northport Avenue median.

McFadden said a passenger in the Durango and the driver of the Toyota were taken to Waldo County General Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Names of those involved were not immediately available.

The Durango, which had some front-end damage, was driven from the scene, while the Toyota was towed because of extensive damage to the driver's side of the vehicle.

McFadden noted the Route 1 and Northport Avenue intersection is one of the more dangerous ones in the city.

"This is a horrible intersection," he said.

Belfast Ambulance and Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Neal Harkness | Mar 15, 2017 21:32

Sally, in a meeting with city staff last October, MDOT identified the 4 highest crash sites in Belfast as 1. Ramp on to Rte 1 from Waldo Avenue 2. Ramps off of Rte 1 to High Street and Waldo Ave. 3. Intersection of Rte. 1 and Rte. 3 4. Rte. 7 and Head of The Tide. Additionally, the city expressed it's concerns about Rte. 1 and Congress, Rte 1 and Rte 141, and Rte 1 at the Jughandle, but MDOT was less concerned about those locations.

Posted by: Sally Baldwin | Mar 13, 2017 09:41

"McFadden noted the Route 1 and Northport Avenue intersection is one of the more dangerous ones in the city."

I wonder if you'd post a list of the more dangerous intersections, please.  It might help us to take that extra bit of caution.

Sally Baldwin, Belfast



Posted by: from the kitchen | Mar 11, 2017 05:18

The intersection is safe. Inept motorists  make it dangerous.

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