Sun glare plays role in Bangor crash

Posted Dec. 19, 2009, at 6:18 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — There were no serious injuries Saturday morning in a two-car collision at the intersection of Broadway and Stillwater Avenue in Bangor, police said. According to officer Jason Linkletter of the Bangor Police Department, the accident occurred at about 11 a.m. when a 2002 Chevy Impala driven by 61-year old Donna Chase of Vassalboro ran through a red light on Broadway, hitting the passenger side of a 2008 Toyota Scion driven by 57-year-old Karen Young of Bangor.

The Scion spun around and flipped onto the driver’s side. Young was unable to get out of her vehicle until emergency crews removed the windshield, Linkletter said. Young, Chase, and Chase’s mother-in-law, who was a passenger in the Impala, were treated at area hospitals and released, he said. All three were wearing seat belts.

Linkletter said glare from the sun appears to have played a role in the accident. He estimated damage to the Impala at about $3,000 and said the Scion was a total loss. No charges have been filed.