THOMASTON — Thomaston police are in the process of learning how a car turning from Beechwood Street onto Main Street (Rte 1) ended up crashing into a brick building on the opposite side of the intersection.
Sunday evening, June 7, just after 7:20 p.m., Thomaston firefighters and EMS providers gathered at the former police station at 178 Main Street following a report of a car into a building. As EMS transported the car’s sole occupant to a local hospital, police assessed the scene.
One tire mark darkened the sidewalk outside the Town-owned structure before disappearing near the stump of a live streetlight and a large downed potted plant. The front left-side bumper dented the bottom of the building’s door. The right-side bumper displayed the damage of a steel streetlight that now lay next to the curb.
As an initial precaution, firefighters requested assistance from a Central Maine Power Company representative due to the live wires exposed at the base of the light, as well as those coming from the transformer at the head. Following the representative’s observations, responders learned that the exposed wires no longer posed a hazard.
Creek Hill hauled the car from the scene. The fire department cleared at approximately 8 p.m.
Thomaston’s Town Office, Police and Recreation departments, along with the Food Pantry, moved into the former Lura Libby school building at the beginning of February. The new building, at 13 Valley Street, is referred to as the Thomaston Municipal Building.
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