Troy car crash sends three to the hospital

Posted Aug. 03, 2009, at 7:19 p.m.

TROY, Maine — Three people were injured when the car they were riding in went out of control and struck a tree off Bagley Hill Road on Sunday afternoon.

Driver Randolph M. West, 45, of Thorndike was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with a chest injury.

Passengers Kimberly Harvey, 14, and Joseph Potter, 17, were taken by ambulance to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield with injuries. Harvey complained of pain in her arms, and Potter suffered a neck injury. A third passenger, Richard Brochue, 17, was not injured.

According to the accident report by Sgt. James Porter of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, West was driving south in a 1998 Volkswagen at 4:10 p.m. when he lost control and the car veered to the left. West overcorrected and the car skidded across the roadway, left the road and hit a tree, Porter said. West was partly ejected. West told Porter that the brakes failed. One of the passengers said he thought it was the steering that failed.

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