A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Main and Church streets in Damariscotta caused a truck to drive off the road and into an inclined walkway for the Damariscotta Baptist Church the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 26.
Kendrick Wilson, 87, of Round Pond, was attempting to make a left turn onto Main Street from Church Street in a 2010 Ford Ranger when the accident occurred, according to Damariscotta Police Officer Kyle Sylvester. Barbara Wilson, 85, of Round Pond, was a passenger in the Ford.
Kendrick Wilson turned into the path of a 2006 Toyota Highlander driven by Vicki White, 64, of Southport, who was driving northbound on Main Street, Sylvester said. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.
Wilson’s truck continued off the road and came to a stop after striking the inclined walkway to the Damariscotta Baptist Church, Sylvester said. The walkway leads to the side entrance of the church, which is used for the Open Door Cafe on Mondays and Thursdays, according to the church’s website.
White continued to drive her vehicle into a driveway and out of the path of traffic, Sylvester said.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but charges are not likely, Sylvester said.
Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service responded to the scene, but neither the Wilsons nor White reported having any injuries, Sylvester said.
Northbound traffic on Main Street was stopped and backed up to the Damariscotta-Newcastle bridge while Quick Turn Auto Repair & Towing removed the truck from the scene.
The Damariscotta Fire Department also responded to the scene.