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Police will charge driver with speeding and drunken driving

By Sydney Schwartz
The Patriot Ledger
Posted Sep 26, 2008 @ 05:29 AM

MARSHFIELD -
The driver of a pickup truck that hit a car, became airborne and landed upside down on top of two other vehicles will be summoned to court.
Police say the driver, Daniel Curran, 27, of Halifax, was speeding up Canal Street toward Careswell Street just before 7:20 p.m. Sunday when he drove through the intersection of Canal Street and Careswell Street without stopping, causing a series of accidents.
The accident happened at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday. Police say Daniel Curran, 27, of Halifax, was speeding on Canal Street when he failed to stop at the Careswell Street intersection.
The pickup truck, a Chevrolet S-10, hit the driver's side of a white Nissan Maxima being driven toward Duxbury on Careswell Street. The collision caused the car to spin and sent the truck into the air, police said.
The truck touched down across the intersection, but had so much momentum that it became airborne again, police said. After touching down in the yard of a nearby home on Florida Street, it became airborne for third time and struck the house, smashing a window and causing substantial damage to the roof and porch. The truck then crashed into three vehicles in the driveway and came to rest on its roof, on top of two of the cars, police said.
"It was like something out of the movies," said Lt. Chris Jones, who responded to the accident.
When police arrived, they saw the Nissan Maxima sitting in the intersection with major front-end damage, Jones said. A woman was inside. Curran was in the pickup truck, which was upside down near the Florida Street home, Jones said.
The woman got out of her car and firefighters removed Curran from the truck. Both drivers were taken to South Shore Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and have since been released.
Jones said all three people who were in the house were not injured.
Police received multiple 911 calls about the accident, he said.
"People came pouring out of the houses to watch. Everybody was just stunned," Jones said.
Police say a woman who was walking her dog on Canal Street told them she could hear the truck coming up behind her. She said it sounded like it was going so fast that, even though she was on the sidewalk, she felt the need to pull her dog into a nearby yard.
She told police that she saw the truck drive through the intersection, heard a loud crash and saw the truck's taillights high in the air. She said she never saw the pickup truck's brake lights come on.
Police plan to issue charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stay in marked lanes, failure to stop for a stop sign and speeding.
Police say they are still doing accident reconstruction. They believe the truck traveled more than 100 feet from when it hit the Maxima to when it landed on the two cars.

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