Teen motorist injured in Corinna car crash

Posted Nov. 18, 2008, at 9:49 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:03 a.m.

CORINNA, Maine — A 16-year-old male was airlifted to a Bangor hospital Monday night after the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The youth, whose name and hometown were withheld Monday night, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center by a LifeFlight helicopter, according to state police Trooper Paul White.

White said the teen suffered head trauma in the accident and was undergoing surgery at EMMC, where he was listed in stable condition early Tuesday morning.

According to White, the accident occurred about 6:50 p.m. Monday on Greenbush Road, when the teenager’s vehicle swerved off the dirt roadway, into a ditch and struck a utility pole, breaking the pole in half.

White said alcohol was not a factor in the accident and that investigators were attempting to determine whether speed, driver inexperience or driver attention might have been contributing factors.

The trooper said the accident remains under investigation and it was not immediately clear whether the motorist was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Corinna firefighters and Mayo Regional Hospital ambulance personnel assisted at the accident scene, White said. A repair crew from Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. had to shut power off in the area while the utility pole was reset.

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