May 21, 2018
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Two-car crash in downtown Rockland totals Subaru

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Subaru was totaled but no one was injured after a two-car collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Talbot and Union streets in downtown Rockland.

Sergeant Ken Smith of the Rockland Police Department said the crash occurred at 2:41 p.m.

Simon Peter Gerhard, 45, of Frankfort, Germany, had been driving in the right-hand southbound lane of Union Street in a 2011 Ford Fusion rental car.

Gerhard went to turn left on to Talbot Avenue, but instead struck a car driven by Brandy Monroe, 29, of Hope, who had been traveling in the left-hand southbound lane of Union Street.

Monroe’s car flipped on its side, said Smith, who estimated that Monroe’s car was totaled in the crash.

Gerhard’s vehicle sustained about $2,500 in damage.

All people in the vehicles had been wearing their seat belts, Smith said.

Rockland Fire and EMS assisted the Rockland Police Department at the scene. The road was closed to traffic for about half an hour after the accident.

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