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Merrimack Valley

January 14, 2014

Separate accidents lead to cars running into buildings

ANDOVER — Cars involved in two separate crashes in town over the weekend ended up hitting buildings, one a business and the other a home.

The first accident involving a car hitting a building was reported on North Main Street at 5:43 a.m. Friday. In that accident, a 79-year-old driver started to have “a medical episode” and triggered an accident, according to Andover Police Lt. Edward Guy.

After the accident, the car continued “across several lawns and ended up coming to rest at (John Anton’s Fabricare),” Guy said.

Drivers of two vehicles involved, including the 79-year-old, were taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Damage to the building was minor.

Then, at 9 p.m. Saturday, a 40-year-old woman from Methuen was driving on Carriage Road when thick fog impaired her ability to see ahead of her, causing her to cut across Dascomb Road and up onto residential property, according to Guy.

“The operator of the motor vehicle was unable to apparently judge where Carriage Road ended, and ended up going through the stop sign and across Dascomb Road, knocked over a section of fence and continued straight, crashing into the front door of 120 Dascomb Road,” Guy said.

The driver of the car then left the scene on foot, but she was found a short time later. She “is going to be summonsed for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage,” Guy said.

The damage to the property, meanwhile, is mainly in the form of a knocked down fence, according to Guy.

The following items were recorded recently in area police logs:

ANDOVER

Friday

No incidents to report

Saturday

Theft: Wallet stolen, Lowell Street, 11:49 a.m.

Sunday

Arrest: Thomas Brunton, 25, of 56 Whittier St., Andover, stop sign violation, failing to use a turning signal, operating under the influence of liquor, Park Street, 1:54 a.m.

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