Hide caption This is a file photo of a typical rear-end crash which are all too common in Cohasset. This one occurred on King Street (3A). This past week there were three more accidents involving cars hit from behind by another vehicle on 3A. Courtesy Photo
The teen was cited for following too closely on a state highway. He told police he had taken his eyes off the road momentarily to take a drink from a water bottle.
At 11:51 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 2), police responded to a two-car, rear-end collision on Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Route 3A) by Hingham Lumber. Both cars were headed south when a 2012 Toyota Sequoia, operated by a 52-year-old Cohasset man, slowed to allow a vehicle to make a left-hand turn into Hingham Lumber and was hit from behind by a 2003 Honda CRV, operated by a 16-year-old Hingham boy.
There were no injuries; the Honda sustained front-end damage and had to be towed. The teen was cited for following too closely on a state highway. He told police he had taken his eyes off the road momentarily to take a drink from a water bottle. Due to his age, his parents were called to sign off so he was not transported to the hospital.
There was a rear-end collision on Tuesday (Jan. 3) around 4:20 p.m. by the Village Greenery on Chief Justice Cushing Highway. Police said a 1996 Toyota Avalon, operated by a 47-year-old Plymouth woman was headed south when she stopped to turn and was hit from behind by a 2003 Nissan Altima, driving by a 29-year-old Marshfield man.
The Nissan had heavy front-end damage and was towed. The Marshfield man was cited for following too closely on a state highway. There were no injuries, police said.
There was a two-car, rear-end accident around 7:27 a.m. on Friday (Jan. 6) on Clayspring Road at the stop sign at Pond Street, police said.
A 2011 Subaru Forester, operated by a 17-year-old Cohasset girl, who applied the brakes but could not stop at the stop sign due to icy conditions and hit the back of a 2008 Volvo XC70, operated by a 48-year-old Cohasset man, who had stopped at the intersection. There were no injuries but the Subaru had to be towed, police said.
A 2010 Nissan, operated by a 26-year-old Dorchester man, slid off the driveway to the Harborview Center for Nursing off Route 3A near the Hingham line around noontime during Saturday's snowstorm (Jan. 8). The car had to be towed and the operator was not injured. Police said the car slid into ditch, hit a snow bank and rolled over. The driver was transported to the hospital as a precaution.
Slid off road
At around 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 3), a 2012 Toyota Yaris, operated by a 21-year-old Cohasset man, who was headed east on Brewster Road, swerved to avoid another car in his lane and hydroplaned on the wet, snowy pavement, striking a tree. The Toyota was towed and the driver was not injured, police said.
Car vs. deer
A 58-year-old Scituate man in a 2013 Volvo XC60 could not avoid a deer that darted out from the Cohasset MBTA parking lot across Chief Justice Cushing Highway and struck and killed the animal. The Volvo was able to be driven and MassDOT picked up the deer. The accident occurred on Thursday night (Jan. 5) around 9:15 p.m.
A N. Main Street caller reported the 2005 Jeep Wrangler in the driveway had been stolen at 5:25 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 6) but it had apparently rolled down the driveway out of view, police said.
Police caught up with and talked with two 22-year-old college students home for their winter break to knock it off after they set off commercial-grade fireworks behind the library at 11 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 6). The loud bang caused a disturbance and resulted in calls to police.
A 49-year-old Cohasset man found a quantity of money at the entrance to Wheelwright Park on Saturday (Jan. 7) around 10:45 a.m. and turned it into police. The money that is more than $100 and less than $1,000 has not been claimed. If no one claims it within a year, police will give the money to the man who found it.
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