Elderly city man hurt in Tuesday crash succumbs to injuries

Staff reports 5:52 a.m.

Elderly city man hurt in Tuesday crash succumbs to injuries

Scene of Tuesday's accident on Old Dover Road. (Rochester Police photo)

ROCHESTER - The Rochester man badly hurt on Tuesday when his car collided with another vehicle on Old Dover Road has succumbed to his injuries.

Rochester Police made the announcement on Friday, but did not note when Albert Cohen, 84, died.

The crash occurred around 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Old Dover and Tebbetts roads when a 15-year-old juvenile with a learner's permit attempted to enter Old Dover Road from Tebbetts.

Police say the teenager was driving a Volkswagen Passat with his grandfather in the passenger seat and traveling eastbound when he stopped at the stop sign at the intersection and then proceeded to cross Old Dover Road.

As he did he crossed into the path of a vehicle driven by Cohen, who was traveling northbound on Old Dover Road in a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. Cohen's vehicle struck the Passat on the passenger side, causing it to spin in a clockwise manner.

Cohen was taken to Frisbie Memorial Hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries.

A Frisbie spokesperson on Wednesday said there was no one admitted to the hospital with that name, but said they could give no further information due to privacy laws.

Both the juvenile and his grandfather were uninjured in the collision. The air bags deployed in both vehicles.

Members of the Strafford County Regional Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene.

The Rochester Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact Officer Thomas Powers at 603-330-7128. This case remains under investigation.