LITTLETON, Maine — A Mapleton man sustained several broken bones after a two car crash on U.S. Route 1 in Littleton just after 6 p.m. Monday evening.
The accident happened about a mile north of the former Porter’s Cash Fuel station.
State Police Sgt. Julie Bergan said Tuesday that Elmo Villeneuve, 22, of Royalton, New Brunswick, was headed northbound on the route at the time of the crash.
At the same time, Dave Guerrette, 27, of Mapleton, was southbound in his 2000 Honda Civic.
Bergan said that Villeneuve apparently did not see Guerrette as Villeneuve attempted to turn left into a driveway along the roadway and they collided head-on.
Passersby who assisted at the crash scene told the Bangor Daily News that Villeneuve said that he had been hiking in Maine and was returning home in his 2005 Chevy Pickup at the time of the accident.
Just a few minutes after the cars collided, a Crown Ambulance crew from Presque Isle headed northbound in their ambulance stopped to render assistance to Guerrette, who was alert and talking at the scene. Firefighters from Littleton, Monticello and Houlton arrived at the scene soon after.
The Houlton Fire Department extricated Guerrette from the vehicle and he was taken by Houlton Ambulance to Houlton Regional Hospital.
His condition was not immediately available Tuesday morning.
Villeneuve was not injured
Guerrette’s car was totaled.
Villeneuve’s vehicle received approximately $4,000 in damage.
Traffic along Route 1 was rerouted for more than an hour.
Trooper Chad Fuller is the investigating officer and was assisted by Chief Deputy Craig Clossey of the Aroostook County Sheriffs Department and Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Levesque.