BANGOR, Maine — Police have released the names of two young men who were hospitalized after their car went out of control on Broadway, hit a snowbank and flew through the air before crashing into a vacant house.
The driver of the car was identified as Samuel Chase, 20, of Glenburn and the passenger as his brother Leo Chase, 18, also of Glenburn.
After the accident, both were pulled from the crushed car and taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. No further information about their medical condition was available Monday night, a hospital nursing supervisor said.
According to a news release issued Monday by Sgt. Paul Edwards of the Bangor Police Department, the car was moving at a high rate of speed headed toward downtown on Broadway at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, when Samuel Chase of Glenburn lost control of the vehicle.
Witnesses said the car, a 2001 Mercury station wagon, skidded across the northbound lanes of Broadway, traversed a section of curbing, went airborne and crashed into the side of an empty wood-frame house at 499 Broadway, leaving a large hole in the building’s side before coming to rest on its roof, Edwards said.
Edwards said the station wagon was demolished, with damage estimated at $15,000. The vacant house had about $10,000 in damage.