Two cars collided around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Route 202 and Main Street in Winthrop, but the exact location and nature of the accident wasn’t immediately clear.

Neither driver needed to be taken to a hospital, Lt. Dan Cook, of the Winthrop Police Department, said on Thursday.

Since early April, construction workers have been making changes at that intersection as part of a redesign by the Maine Department of Transportation that’s intended to reduce the number of accidents there.

Cook did not know if the accident Wednesday was related to the construction, and he said he doesn’t think there have been any previous accidents in the construction zone.

“It’s been quite smooth, actually,” Cook said of the project, which is scheduled to continue until July and has reduced the speed limit temporarily on U.S. Route 202.

The collision Wednesday involved a 2004 Toyota Scion driven by David Longstaff, 32, and a 2015 Jeep Wrangler driven by Darin Dumas, 42, Cook said. Both men live in Winthrop.


Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

Twitter: @ceichacker


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