Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Hallowell woman hurt in Winthrop Street crash
HALLOWELL — A city woman was injured Monday when the sport-utility vehicle she was driving slid out of control on Winthrop Street and hit a building.
Janice Cross, 83, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with minor injuries caused by the airbag going off, said Hallowell Police Sgt. Christopher Hutchings.
Cross's vehicle struck the former home of WhipperSnappers Fine Fabric and Notions at 98 Second St., which sustained minor damage to its brickwork, Hutchings said.
The accident occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. as Cross drove a 2010 Ford Edge down snow-covered Winthrop Street east toward the Kennebec River. Cross lost control of the car as she rounded a small, downhill curve near the railroad tracks, Hutchings said.
"She was probably going too fast for conditions and slid through the parking lot and struck the building," Hutchings said. "Thankfully no cars were parked there."
The Ford sustained significant front end damage and had to be towed away. No charges were filed, Hutchings said.
At 4:08 p.m., an accident was reported at Church Hill Road and North Belfast Avenue.
4:46 p.m., there was an accident on North Belfast Avenue.
4:48 p.m., an assault was reported on State Street.
7:01 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Sears on Whitten Road.
8:11 p.m., traffic light problems were reported at State and Winthrop streets.
At 1:48 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Gage Street.
7:04 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Wildwood Road.
11:03 a.m., theft was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.
1:05 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Fastenal on Western Avenue.
1:14 p.m., an assault was reported at Spurwink School on Eight Rod Road.
1:44 p.m., there was an accident at Civic Center and Community drives.
3 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Retail Therapy on Water Street.
3:07 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Maine Smoke Shop on Western Avenue.
3:20 p.m., mischief was reported on Eight Rod Road.
3:24 p.m., theft was reported on Winthrop Street.
At 1:55 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Harold Warren Construction on River Road.
At 8:56 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Windsor Road.
4:28 p.m., a burglary was reported on McLaughlin Circle.
At 8:55 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Best Price Towing on Birmingham Road.
An 18-year-old Chelsea man was charged with driving to endanger after leaving the Chelsea Elementary School parking lot at a high rate of speed.
At 1:29 a.m., there was an accident on Eastern Avenue.
At 1:54 p.m., a burglary was reported on Parmenter Terrace.
2:23 p.m., there was an accident on Windsor Road.
6:40 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Alder Park Road.
At 12:13 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Vassalboro Road.
At 7:29 p.m., there was suspicious activity reported on Windsor Road.
At 12:38 p.m., theft was reported at Lakeside Country Store on Lakeview Drive.
At 1 a.m., there was an accident on Tyler Road.
8:14 a.m., a burglary was reported on Fire Road 12.
2:39 p.m., a burglary was reported on Fire Road 12.
At 12:57 p.m., there was an accident on Lakeview Drive.
1:07 p.m., there was a report of an accident on Lakeview Drive.
1:45 p.m., there was a report of an accident on Lakeview Drive.
2:23 p.m., there was an accident on Lakeview Drive.
At 7:07 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Border Trust Bank on Route 3.
An 8-foot-tall Frosty the Snowman Christmas decoration was reported stolen from the front lawn of Kennebec Jewelry on Maine Avenue.
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