PHOTO: Lewiston accident snarls afternoon traffic on Sabattus Street

No injuries were reported as a result of an accident on Sabattus Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon between Highland Spring Road and Perley Street.  

Lewiston accident
Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Marc Smith, left, of Auburn, talks with Ken Turgeon of Lisbon on Wednesday afternoon on the side of Sabattus Street in Lewiston. Turgeon, who was driving the white Volkswagen, background, pulled out of a driveway and collided with Smith's truck, right, according to Smith.

Lewiston accident
Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Accident scene on Sabattus Street in Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.

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Annie Dorey's picture

It happens a lot!

I avoided the same thing in the morning when I left Hannaford. Heading back to town, a man driving a car entered Sabattus St. (from perhaps Furbish St.) on the right, in front of me. He did not slow, he did not pause, he did not stop at his stop sign. And his head did not turn to the left to LOOK if any cars were coming along Sabattus. Fortunately, I was driving the speed limit and could slow down enough to avoid crashing into his rear or side. I have witnessed this exact non-stop, non-pause at least a dozen times the past few months in Lewiston.
Just like many citizens said at the recent public hearing in Auburn, it's not about adding stop lights or adding lanes. It has to be more attentive driving by each person behind the wheel of a vehicle. That means looking and heeding the speed limits.

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Well covered.

It was all I needed to know.

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Dangerous highway

Maybe it's time to install a light like the one coming out of Hannaford's parking lot -- only works when needed but sure better than hoping to get onto Sabattus Street.

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the hanniford sign in the

the hanniford sign in the background is the location of a traffic light, there is also a light at the top of the hill before hanniford about 200ft away, and another at the next corner after hanniford also around 200ft away. the driver pulled out of a driveway into traffic. should we start putting traffic lights at every driveway and corner, or should people just follow the rules of the road and pay attention to traffic?

Randall Pond's picture

What's up with

Posting Pictures and No Story? Camera person couldn't get information for you? or you couldn't follow up with LPD?

Andrew Jones's picture

Wow, read the caption between

Wow, read the caption between the photos...


Photo caption

Perhaps you did not get a chance to read the caption under the first photo. I got the names of the two drivers involved in the accident, what happened, where, and when. Nobody was hurt. I included the second photo to show a different angle, but wrote a generic caption. I should have copied, pasted and tweaked it. If that was not the case, I would be interested in knowing what more information would you want to see?

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and also car pulled

and also car pulled out of a driveway and hit the other car


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