Waynesboro Police Department:
On December 10, 2011at approximately 1654 hours, the Waynesboro Police Department was dispatched to the Waynesboro Church of The Brethren which is located at 117 South Church Street; Waynesboro, Pennsylvania for a report of the churches garage having been struck by a vehicle sometime between approximately 1200 hours and 1654 hours on this date.
Upon arrival at the scene contact was made with the Property Chairman of the church, a John F. Mentzer. Mentzer stated that he had been inside of the garage just before lunch time and the garage had definitely not been damaged at that time as he was in and out of the garage with the garage door up and down.
The garage that was struck sits across the alley from the entrance to church on the South side of the church. The garage was visibly damaged. The brick wall on the East side of the garage door was pushed into the garage separating the bricks on the Northeast corner of the garage. The garage door was pushed in and a dent was observed in the trim surrounding the garage door.
On December 9, 2011 at 0310 hours, the Waynesboro Police Department was dispatched to the Landis Center parking lot (300 Blk. of S. Potomac St.) for a one vehicle accident.
Upon arrival an officer spoke with the operator of the vehicle involved in the accident. The operator and owner of the vehicle was identified as William Goings of 214 Jones Avenue; Mont Alto, Pennsylvania. The vehicle involved was a 1992 Dodge Dakota pickup truck bearing Maryland registration. The truck had heavy front end damage and fluids were leaking from the engine compartment. Goings stated he was traveling northbound on South Potomac Street and fell asleep behind the wheel. Goings was not sure what he had struck. A fluid trail led to the 600 block of South Potomac Street where debris was found over the roadway. A utility pole was snapped in half and laying partially on the sidewalk and partially on the southbound travel lane on South Potomac Street. A State Road Sign (316 South) was also struck. Contact was made with the phone company so they could fix the pole.
On 12/08/11 the Waynesboro Police Department responded to the intersection of East Main Street and Northeast Avenue for a reported vehicle accident. Contact was made with both operators and there were no injuries.
Unit #1 operator was identified by her Pennsylvania driver license as Phyllis L. Croson (82 y.o.a.) of Wedgewood Drive; Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Unit #1 is a 2006 Cadillac bearing Pennsylvania registration Unit #1 operator stated that she thought unit #2 was traveling in front of her on Northeast Avenue. Unit #1 sustained damage to the front.
Unit #2 operator was identified by his Pennsylvania drivers license as Robert Lourdon (65 y.o.a.) of Midvale Road; Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Unit #2 is a 2004 Pontiac bearing Pennsylvania registration According to unit #2 operator he had been traveling west on (SR0016) E. Main St. Unit #2 operator stated that unit #1 pulled out in front of him from N. East Ave. and he was unable to avoid striking unit #1. Unit #2 sustained passenger side front damage and it appeared that the driver side wheel was bent.
Synopsis: Unit #2 was traveling west on (SR0016) East Main St. in the Borough of Waynesboro. Unit #1 was on Northeast Avenue at the intersection of East Main Street Unit #1 entered East Main Street and was struck by unit #2.
Contributing factor: Unit #1 operator entered East Main Street from Northeast Ave. when it was unsafe to do so.
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