Man injured in Parkman accident in hospital

Posted July 01, 2009, at 7:14 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:12 p.m.

PARKMAN, Maine — A Bangor man was injured Wednesday when he lost control of his car on Route 150 and it struck a telephone pole.

Richard Ridley Jr., 31, was flown by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he was in fair condition late Wednesday afternoon.

Ridley, who has family in the Parkman area, was westbound on Route 150 shortly after 1 p.m. when his vehicle went off the road, broke off a telephone pole and flipped over, end to end, investigator Guy Dow of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department said.

Guilford firefighters had to use an extrication tool to remove Ridley from the demolished 1993 Chevrolet Lumina. Ridley was wearing his seat belt, Dow said.

Dow said speed may have been a factor. The accident is under investigation.