Snowy Roads Cause Multiple Accidents In Falmouth
By: Michael C. Bailey
Treacherous road conditions caused by the early-week snowstorm were blamed for a number of motor vehicle accidents.
Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, the Falmouth Police Department investigated five reported crashes that, in each case, were blamed in part on snow- and ice-covered roads. No injuries resulted in any of the crashes, and only once was a driver cited.
The first accident happened Monday at 6:30 PM when, according to the report filed by Patrolman John Castleberry, 49-year-old Sharon M. Edgar of Shagbark Lane, East Falmouth, lost control of her 2008 Toyota while attempting to turn into the Falmouth High School parking lot. The car struck the concrete base of a light pole and suffered extensive front-end damage. The pole’s base was not damaged.
The next accident occurred at 7:11 PM on Whitecaps Drive when, according to the report filed by Patrolman Keith J. Benedetti, 23-year-old Rochelle Cardoza of Tanglewood Drive, East Falmouth, lost control of her 2002 Lincoln and slid into a utility pole.
Edward E. Blair, 51, of Kingston was cited following a one-car accident on Route 28 North at 10:26 PM. The report filed by Patrolman Thomas Maguire stated that Mr. Blair was traveling too fast for the road conditions when he lost control of his 2006 Ford, which left the highway and ran over a stump that caused extensive undercarriage damage.
The citation charges were not listed in the report provided to the Enterprise.
On Tuesday at 7:19 AM, 18-year-old Sabrina M. Kanaley of Silver Beach Avenue, North Falmouth, lost control of her 2001 Pontiac on Wild Harbor Road, North Falmouth. The report filed by Patrolman William G. Kosky Jr. stated Ms. Kanaley was driving too fast for the road conditions when she slid over the centerline and struck a utility pole, causing minor damage to both her car and the pole.
Five minutes after Ms. Kanaley’s crash, Patrolman Raymond D. McPeck responded to a one-car accident on Old Barnstable Road, East Falmouth, in which a 2007 Honda driven by 17-year-old Kristen N. Tavares of Mashpee slid off the road and hit a fire hydrant.
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