Accident closes Lisbon Street on Thursday morning

Accident closes Lisbon Street in Lewiston Thursday morning.

Lewiston accident
Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Lewiston firefighters sweep up debris from an accident at the corner of Ash and Lisbon streets in Lewiston on Thursday morning. The drivers of both vehicles claimed they had a green light. According to Lewiston police Officer Randy Hausman, there were no witnesses. Neither Leon Cormier of Moncton, New Brunswick, the driver of the truck, nor Chris Monihan of Auburn will be cited. A passenger in Monihan's vehicle was slightly injured and taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. Traffic on Lisbon Street was shut down a little after 8 a.m. when the accident occurred. The tree, which survived a similar accident recently, was cut up and removed.

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The scene of an accident at the corner of Ash and Lisbon streets in Lewiston on Thursday morning. The drivers of both vehicles claimed they had a green light. According to Lewiston police Officer Randy Hausman, there were no witnesses. Neither Leon Cormier of Moncton, New Brunswick, the driver of the truck, nor Chris Monihan of Auburn will be cited. A passenger in Monihan's vehicle was slightly injured and taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. Traffic on Lisbon Street was shut down a little after 8 a.m. when the accident occurred. The tree, which survived a similar accident recently, was cut up and removed.

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The scene of an accident at the corner of Ash and Lisbon streets in Lewiston on Thursday morning. The drivers of both vehicles claimed they had a green light. According to Lewiston police Officer Randy Hausman, there were no witnesses. Neither Leon Cormier of Moncton, New Brunswick, the driver of the truck, nor Chris Monihan of Auburn will be cited. A passenger in Monihan's vehicle was slightly injured and taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. Traffic on Lisbon Street was shut down a little after 8 a.m. when the accident occurred. The tree, which survived a similar accident recently, was cut up and removed.

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The scene of an accident at the corner of Ash and Lisbon streets in Lewiston on Thursday morning. The drivers of both vehicles claimed they had a green light. According to Lewiston police Officer Randy Hausman, there were no witnesses. Neither Leon Cormier of Moncton, New Brunswick, the driver of the truck, nor Chris Monihan of Auburn will be cited. A passenger in Monihan's vehicle was slightly injured and taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. Traffic on Lisbon Street was shut down a little after 8 a.m. when the accident occurred. The tree, which survived a similar accident recently, was cut up and removed.

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Lewiston firefighters sweep up debris from an accident at the corner of Ash and Lisbon streets in Lewiston on Thursday morning. The drivers of both vehicles claimed they had a green light. According to Lewiston police Officer Randy Hausman, there were no witnesses. Neither Leon Cormier of Moncton, New Brunswick, the driver of the truck, nor Chris Monihan of Auburn will be cited. A passenger in Monihan's vehicle was slightly injured and taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. Traffic on Lisbon Street was shut down a little after 8 a.m. when the accident occurred. The tree, which survived a similar accident recently, was cut up and removed.

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Randall Pond's picture

The Same information

under All 5 Pictures other than Lewiston Firefighters clean up debris under the 5th photo is the only change in the captions. Really? Wow! Someone can't say more than that? Whatever happened to a story and pictures? Interesting!

As far as the Accident, on the Lisbon Street side of this intersection there is only One Traffic Light, Not 2 like there is on the Ash Street Side. The Second one on the Lisbon Street Side as been missing for quite along time. Why hasn't it been replaced?

FRANK EARLEY's picture

Just from their positions....

From the extent of damage, the positioning of the vehicles, of course I can't see the road markings, skid marks ect. I'm just wondering, where either one of these vehicles going anywhere near the posted speed limit????????

Accident?

It is virtually impossible for drivers driving in 2 different directions, to have a green light at the same time. Unless there was a malfunction in the light mechanism, which is very possible, but highly unlikely. I feel the city engineers really need to look at this further, and see if those lights are functioning properly as well. And if they are functioning properly, a cititation needs to be issued.

Genise Knowlton's picture

Both had a green light?

Aren't these traffic lights on timers? Can't they check who had green light? And what about these "black boxes" now - can't they tell is someone was speeding? Aren't we supposed to be in control of our vehicle at all times? Just saying!!!

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