Updated with morning-after pictures of Limerock Street pole

Overnight rollover and car into pole keep Rockland responders busy

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 2:30am

    ROCKLAND — In a very short time frame between when one Rockland ambulance passed through a stretch of Park Street in Rockland, and a second Rockland ambulance followed a minute or two behind, a car landed on its roof within that same stretch of roadway.

    Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Rockland EMS was alerted to a medical call at the Trade Winds, at 2 Park Drive. The first ambulance went in route from 118 Park Street. Within mere moments, the second rig was proceeding to the same call, only to come upon a single-vehicle car crash in front of 57 Park Street.

    The second ambulance stopped and assisted at the crash scene. The driver exited the vehicle without help.

    By 2:10 a.m., Rockland Police were still working to determine what caused the car to crash into the side of a trailer, which had been parked in a parking spot along the southbound lane of the road (Route 1), before the car flipped over, blocking the southbound lane.

    The roadway reopened at 2:20 a.m.


    Earlier in the evening, at approximately 10 p.m., Saturday, Rockland police, fire, and EMS responded to a single-vehicle car crash that knocked down a telephone pole on Limerock Street between Oliver Street and the American Legion. EMS transported one person to the hospital. The fire department used their trucks as traffic barricades until after 11 p.m., when Public Works provided detour signs. When Central Maine Power arrived on scene to replace the pole, they estimated that their work would take about three hours. 

    Camden Exxon towed the vehicle.