Two minor accidents happened at the beginning and the end of the day in Westbrook today. At 9 a.m., a pickup truck went off the road, struck a pole, went airborne, and came to rest in front of a home at 637 East Bridge St.

“It hit my front steps,” said Gardner Foss, 71, who lives in the home.

Police said no one was hurt in the accident, and the driver will not be cited.

Later in the day, at 4:30 p.m., a three-car accident shut down the eastbound lane of William Clarke Drive for over half an hour from Mechanic Street to just past Church Street.

Police said a three-car accident involving a Dodge Durango, a red Mitsubishi sedan, and a Volkswagen station wagon happened at the Church Street intersection. Police said the Durango and the Mitsubishi were stopped for a pedestrian crossing in a crosswalk when the Volkswagen struck the Mitsubishi from the rear, causing a chain-reaction accident.

The Mitsubishi’s driver, whose identity was not available, was not badly hurt, but firefighters at the scene said he complained of neck pain and needed to be taken to a local hospital to be checked out. Firefighters needed to use hydraulic cutters to remove the top of the car to get him out.

Police said no charges are being filed in that incident, either.

This truck narrowly missed hitting a home at 637 East Bridge St.
at about 9 a.m. today. No one was hurt, and no charges will be
Staff photo by Sean Murphy
Firefighters remove the roof of a car to get at the driver in a
minor accident on William Clarke Drive at 4:30 p.m. today. The
driver, concealed under at gray safety blanket in the picture, was
not hurt badly, but could not be extrecated normally. He was taken
to a local hospital after complaining of neck pain.
Staff photo by Sean Murphy

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