Updated 10:40 am
A two-car crash in Vineyard Haven Friday morning left a Toyota 4Runner dangling on a stone wall in front of 29 Franklin St. near the intersection with Center Street. The other vehicle involved was a Ford Escape. According to Tisbury Police Lt. Bill Brigham, there were “no apparent injuries.” However, both vehicles suffered front-end damage.
Brigham said the Ford driver was trying to pull out to Franklin Street from Center Street when it hit the Toyota that was driving toward West Chop from Spring Street. The Ford driver failed to yield, and hit the Toyota’s passenger side. The impact caused the Toyota driver to lose control of the vehicle, causing it to go up the wall of the Franklin Street property.
“Sometimes people don’t look. You have to be careful when getting out of streets,” Brigham said, mentioning how narrow Franklin and Center Streets can be.
Tisbury Police and EMS were dispatched to handle the situation and clean up the debris. Police cruisers initially blocked access points at the intersection of Franklin Street and Church Street, and at the T-shaped junction of Franklin Street and Spring Street.
The Toyota was able to leave the scene, but the Ford needed to be towed. An officer parked the car in a nearby parking spot on Center Street so that it could wait to be towed by JWL Transport without obstructing traffic.
Updated with more details.