Rollover on Sabattus Street in Lewiston

Amber Waterman/Sun Journal

The driver of the Chevrolet Blazer SUV, right, sits with his uninjured dogs and talks to a passer-by at about 11:30 a.m. Monday. The man was outbound on Sabattus Street and ran a red light when his vehicle was hit mid-section on the passenger side by a Kia minivan that was turning onto Sabattus Street from Grove Street where it had a green light, according to Lewiston Police Sgt. Michael Whalen. The driver of the SUV was initially trapped but appeared uninjured after he was freed. The right front portion of the minivan was damaged.

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Steve  Dosh's picture

Rollover on Sabattus Street in Lewiston

all , 18:00 hst ? Tuesday
. . Mitigating circumstances ? Glad no one was killed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distracted_driving
hth , ? Steve

Wilma Turcotte's picture

Driving

You see it everywhere that there is a lane that is gonna end and become one lane. Most drivers will opt to take the lane that isn't going to end but the aggressive ones will take the other lane as usually there are less cars and when their land ends they will just cut you right off or give you the finger if you don't let them. Everyone is in a hurry and for no good reason other than wanting to be ahead of everyone else. This causes accidents and very little punishment for it. Right turn on red is fine if nothing is coming but its not automatic that you have the right away, Its only if nothing is coming. If you have a red light then someone obviously has a green light and he has the right away. If the cops don't do something in these cities about speed there are going to be alot more accidents. I live on a residential street with a speed limit of 25 but at any time you can see cars going by at 40 or 50 miles an hour and its not just people unfamiliar in the area as it starts around 5 in the morning and that means local residents heading to work. The 4-way stop is a joke and more like "slow and go" It was nice to have a brand new street but the biggest accomplishment is that it turned into Oxford Plains Speedway.

DANNY FITZSIMMONS's picture

red means stop

driving aggressively will cause this, hope he leans from it.

Bruce Lovett's picture

Sabattus Rd?

When did they change the name of the road? Last time I check Grove St. intersected Sabattus STREET. There would be less "ACCIDENTS" at that intersection if it was actually patrolled. I live up the hill and nearly get hit at least once a week. I have actually seen LPD waiting at the light while cars drive through the intersection making the right while the light is red and they totally ignore the offenders.

Randall Pond's picture

Well

You Dummy You NEVER Should have Ran The RED LIGHT! It Means STOP! Not, Step On it and go as fast as you can!

Bruce Lovett's picture

Why not?

Everybody else seems to, why bother? It's a fun intersection! If you are in the left lane (with your kids in the vehicle) staying on Sabattus Street, you get to dodge people that try to cut in from the right lane while you just try to get home safely. Just once I'd love to see someone get pulled over and receive a ticket attempting to play bumper cars with me!

DANNY FITZSIMMONS's picture

same problem on

same problem on Lisbon street where 2 lanes go to one, I don't know how many times I watch my rear view to see a car deliberately slam on the gas to pass those in the proper lane then cut others off. No cops they are at a local lot somewhere with their cruisers pointed in opposite directions so they can have a nice long chat while on the job, You see it all the time, to bad we cant give them tickets.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Solution - keep the road two

Solution - keep the road two lanes.

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