ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth man has had a rough couple of weeks while driving on High Street, with three car crashes in 10 days.
The first occurred when 20-year-old Nathaniel R. Isaacson was reportedly traveling the wrong way on High Street in front of Kentucky Fried Chicken on June 1.
Isaacson went off the road and crossed a small median at the entrance to the KFC parking lot, then went over a curb and struck the restaurant’s sign, removing it from the ground.
Isaacson was not injured in that crash, but the car was damaged.
Later that same night, Isaacson was headed the correct direction on High Street when he looked at his cell phone briefly and went off the road in front of Midas.
Isaacson was again uninjured, but this time knocked over a road sign and damaged the lawn in front of the auto repair shop. His car, a 2001 Nissan, had to be towed from the scene.
Isaacson was summoned on a charge of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle as a result of the second crash.
The third crash happened June 11 around 3:15 p.m., when Isaacson was headed south on the two-lane, one-way section of High Street on Beckwith Hill.
Isaacson, now in a 2000 Chevrolet passenger car, was in the left lane while Keith B. Flett of Duxbury, Mass., was in the right lane in a 2013 Toyota pickup truck.
Isaacson told police a third vehicle cut between him and Flett, forcing him to swerve to the left. Speaking after the accident, Flett told police he did not see a third vehicle.
Isaacson swerved to the left, hit a curb, overcorrected and ended up hitting the side of Flett’s truck. The Toyota had to be towed from the scene due to extensive damage, while Isaacson’s car was less damaged.
Flett complained of head pain, while Isaacson was uninjured. Both men were wearing their seat belts.