Drivers uninjured in two-car crash at busy intersection in Rockport

Posted:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
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The intersection at routes 90 and 17 in Rockport sees its fair share of crashes and May 10 was no exception. (Photo courtesy Isaac Remsen)

ROCKPORT — Early evening traffic was backed up at the four-way intersection of Routes 17 and 90 on May 10 around 5:30 p.m., after a two-vehicle collision damaged both vehicles but did not cause any injuries to the drivers.

According to Rockport Police Officer Travis Ford who responded to the accident, Ann Baker, 21, of Union, was driving a 2009 Toyota and traveling westbound on Route 17 (Rockland Street) heading into the intersection to continue straight on Rockland Street. Henry Simpkins, 55, of Lincolnville, who was driving a 2005 GMC and heading eastbound on Route 17, slowed down at the traffic light and then proceeded to make a left turn onto West Street in front of Baker’s vehicle.

Both vehicles collided at the intersection after Simpkins failed to yield the right of way, said police.

Baker’s vehicle was towed from the crash scene.

Ford confirmed that both drivers were not distracted while operating their vehicles and the airbags did not deploy from the impact.

Rockport firefighters, who managed traffic control at the intersection, cleared the crash scene.

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