Dagsboro accident a reminder to stay alert

Date Published: 
May 30, 2014

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Road crews and emergency personnel reacted to an accident in Dagsboro on Wednesday morning.Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Road crews and emergency personnel reacted to an accident in Dagsboro on Wednesday morning.A two-car accident slowed traffic in Dagsboro earlier this week, when a pickup truck was struck while trying to turn into the town hall parking lot. The pickup truck left Clayton Street, headed eastbound on Main Street, in an attempt to enter the lot.

“The vehicle that was crossing from Clayton Street, going diagonally across Main Street, into the parking lot, was actually flagged across by another stopped vehicle that was attempting to turn onto Clayton Street,” explained Police Chief Floyd Toomey.

“Because the vehicle doing the flagging was a van, he couldn’t see the other van approaching. When the pickup started to cross the white van that was northbound also, because of the third vehicle’s obstruction, he did not see him until it was too late.”

Both the Dagsboro and Frankford fire companies responded to the scene. Toomey said there were only minor injuries due to the collision.

Toomey urged drivers to stay vigilant while driving, especially given the influx of traffic during the summer season.

“You have to be ever-vigilant in these times, with the traffic, with speed. People don’t like to see us out here writing tickets, but one of the greatest life-threatening events that happen is traffic accidents resulting from reckless speeds.”