Crash leaves Lincoln woman critically injured

Posted July 13, 2009, at 10:38 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:15 p.m.

MILFORD, Maine — A Lincoln woman who suffered serious injuries Saturday evening in a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 2 remained in critical condition Monday night at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Penny Darr, 44, was a passenger on a 2006 Harley-Davidson driven by her husband, Thomas Darr, when the motorcycle collided with a 2001 Chevrolet S10 Blazer driven by Linda Lee Cary, 58, of Milford, Sgt. William Sheehan of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Monday.

Thomas Darr, 44, also was injured in the crash, Sheehan said. Darr was released from EMMC late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, after undergoing treatment for minor head injuries and “road rash,” the sergeant said.

Sheehan said neither of the Darrs was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

After police performed legally mandated chemical testing of the people involved in the accident, they charged Cary with operating under the influence of intoxicants. After her arrest, Cary was taken to Penobscot County Jail. Sheehan said Cary was released on bail over the weekend.

According to Sheehan, the accident occurred about 6:15 p.m. near the Greenbush town line. The Darrs were traveling behind Cary’s northbound SUV when Cary reportedly began to make a left turn. The motorcycle skidded, struck the rear end of the SUV and flipped, he said.

Sheehan said Monday that the accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department and state police accident reconstruction specialists.

dgagnon@bangordailynews.net

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