The following motor vehicle accidents occurred in town during the three-week period from Feb.18 to March 11.
On Sunday, Feb. 24, during a snowstorm, there were three motor vehicle accidents reported in town. The first occurred at 6:27 p.m. at the corner of Catacutemaug Road and Lakeview Drive, where a driver slid off the snow-covered road and hit a tree. The driver was not injured. The vehicle was towed.
Another single vehicle crash attributed to snowy, slippery road conditions occurred at 7:21 p.m. at the corner of Groton and Lawton roads. The driver, a female from Fitchburg, was traveling east on Groton Road when her vehicle slid off the road and hit a utility pole, damaging the driver's side of the vehicle. She was not injured.
At 8:04 p.m., a motorist traveling on Lawton Road failed to negotiate a curve as he attempted to turn onto Baywoods Drive. The vehicle slid on the snowy roadway and hit a tree. The driver was not injured.
On Monday, Feb. 25 at 11:16 p.m., another accident was reported on Shaker Road at Phoenix Park. The log entry notes property damage but no police service required.
A few minutes before midnight on Thursday, March 7, during the recent winter storm that eventually dumped about two feet of snow on the area, a single car crash occurred on Catacunemaug Road at the corner of Brook Trail. The driver was taking a turn, headed home, when the vehicle slid to the right on the snow-covered road and hit a tree. The vehicle,
As the snowstorm continued all day Friday, a string of minor motor vehicle mishaps logged as "traffic hazards" were reported from 11:30 a.m. to just before 10 p.m.
At noon, a police officer on patrol spotted a car that had slid into a guardrail at the end of Walker Road at the Great Road intersection. Another motorist assisted the driver and no police service was required.
At 1:04 p.m., callers reported slippery road conditions on Phoenix Street that required sanding. About fifteen minutes later, a car slid on the snowy surface of Lancaster Road, stopping near the Shirley Garage. A Lancaster Police unit responded to the incident.
Later the same day, at about 10 p.m., a caller reported a car stuck in a snow bank on Benjamin Road. Before the call ended, however, the situation had been resolved. The caller said the vehicle was backing out, with no assistance needed.
On Monday, March 11, a two-car collision occurred on Main Street and Center Road at 2:50 p.m. The first vehicle, traveling east on Main Street, hit the second vehicle as it was waiting to turn onto Center Road, clipping the right corner of the VW Passat. Nobody was hurt and both vehicles were drivable after the crash. There were no citations issued.