Two hurt on Route 236 as truck slams into Acura

Posted March 19, 2014, at 5:54 a.m.

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Two people were hospitalized after a two-car crash Tuesday morning on Route 236.

The T-bone accident occurred at about 7:20 a.m. near the intersection of Lords Lane and involved a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup truck and a 1997 Acura sedan, according to South Berwick Police Lt. Chris Burbank.

Daniel Haggerty, 22, of South Berwick, was operating the pickup. He made a left turn out of Lords Lane and began traveling north on Route 236 when his vehicle collided with the Acura operated by Michael Desroches, 55, of Berwick, who was traveling south on Route 236, according to police.

“Mr. Haggerty began to skid on the ice, overcorrected and crossed into the southbound lane where a collision ensued,” Burbank said. “He essentially began to fishtail, is a good way to describe it.”

The Acura slammed into the truck’s passenger side door and quarter panel. Both vehicles were destroyed in the accident.

There is no indication that drugs, alcohol or speed were factors in the crash, Burbank said.

Both drivers were transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Attempts Tuesday to reach a hospital spokeswoman for the patients’ updated medical status were not successful.

Eliot Police, South Berwick Fire Department and Dover Fire also responded to the crash.

Route 236 traffic was reduced to one lane for an hour after the accident, Burbank said. The road was closed for about 10 minutes while the vehicles were removed.

“This was during rush hour traffic,” Burbank said, “so it had significant impact on the commute this morning.”

Distributed by MCT Information Services

 

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