AUGUSTA — Five people were injured in two motor vehicle crashes that occurred three hours apart Thursday evening on North Belfast Avenue.

The initial crash at 4:57 p.m. involved four eastbound vehicles in a chain-reaction collision near Knight’s Farm Supply.

Three drivers — Ana Dariela Figueroa-Gomez, 22, of Augusta; Daniel Rollins, 65, of Augusta; and Bryanna Handlon, 19, of Livermore — and a 36-year old passenger in Handlon’s vehicle were taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with what were reported to be minor injuries.

The driver of the fourth vehicle, Mark Soucy, 47, of South China, was not injured, and his 2016 Chevrolet pickup truck was not towed away.

All three other vehicles were towed from the scene.

Augusta police Sgt. Christian Behr said Soucy’s vehicle had stopped in traffic. Handlon’s 2009 Toyota four-door was traveling behind, with Rollins’ vehicle behind hers, and Figueroa-Gomez’s vehicle last.

Behr said it appeared that Figueroa-Gomez’s 2014 Chevrolet Cruze struck Rollins’ 2002 Chrysler four-door and pushed that vehicle into Handlon’s.

Behr said it did not appear that anything suspicious was involved in the crash.

The second motor vehicle crash occurred at 8 p.m. at the Church Hill Road intersection and sent Jody Gray, 33, of Palermo, to the hospital by ambulance.

Behr said a 2001 Chevrolet truck driven by Robert Adams, 44, of Augusta, was heading south across North Belfast Avenue when it apparently went through a red light and struck the driver’s side of a 2006 Kia driven by Gray.

Adams was issued a summons charging him with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and failing to obey a red traffic light.

Neither Adams and a juvenile passenger in his vehicle, nor two juvenile passengers in Gray’s car, reported injuries.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

A spokesman for MaineGeneral Medical Center said Friday that Rollins, Handlon, and Gray were treated and released and that he had no information on Figueroa-Gomez.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

[email protected]

Twitter: @betadams


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