On behalf of Chief Paul R. Toussaint, the Rochester Police Department releases the following:
On August 14, 2018, Rochester Police, Rochester Fire, Frisbie EMS, and Milton Ambulance responded to the intersection of Cross Road and Betts Road for a report of a motor vehicle collision.
The investigation revealed that Tammy Brogan, age 48 of Rochester was traveling northbound on Cross Road in a Subaru Legacy. As Brogan approached the intersection, a large truck heading eastbound on Betts Road was beginning to enter the southbound side of Cross Road in order to view traffic. Believing that the truck was going to proceed into her lane, Brogan swerved to the right onto Betts Road to avoid the potential collision. Brogan’s vehicle then collided with a Nissan Altima that had been heading westbound on Betts Road, approaching the stop sign at Cross Road. The Nissan then collided with a Ford E24 van that was also on Betts Road, heading westbound towards Cross Road.
Brogan and her passenger, David Dymond, age 29 of Rochester, were transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injury. Neither Brogan nor Dymond were wearing their seatbelts, and the airbags in the Subaru deployed.
The Nissan was operated by Gwen Plante, age 68 of Berwick, ME. Plate was wearing her seatbelt and was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injury.
The Ford was operated by Craig Carlos, age 58 of Milton. Carlos was not wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured. The passenger in the Ford, Richard Mannion, age 57 of Skowhegan, ME, was not wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured.
The Subaru and the Nissan were towed from the scene.
For Chief Paul R. Toussaint
Lieutenant Andrew Swanberry