Aroostook County car-moose accident victim dies

Posted Sept. 22, 2010, at 6:04 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:50 a.m.

NEW LIMERICK, Maine — A 22-year-old Linneus man who was seriously injured in a car crash with a moose Sunday evening has died.

Nathaniel Cady died Wednesday at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, a hospital official confirmed Wednesday evening.

Cady suffered serious head injuries in one of two motor vehicle crashes on Route 2 on Sunday evening that police say were caused by the same moose.

He was flown to the Bangor hospital that same evening and remained in critical condition until his death.

According to Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, the first accident took place around 7:30 p.m. Sunday when Eric Carr, 59, of Island Falls was westbound on Route 2 and a large bull moose stepped into the path of his 1999 Ford Ranger.

Carr tried unsuccessfully to avoid the crash. After the moose was struck, it walked into the eastbound lane and into the path of Cady’s 2000 Toyota Corolla.

After striking the moose, Cady’s car ran off the road, down an embankment and hit a tree. Cady had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Houlton Fire Department.

Cady’s two young children were in the car but not injured. They were taken to Houlton Regional Hospital to be examined and were released a short time later.

Cady also was taken to the Houlton hospital before being flown to EMMC.

Carr escaped serious injury.

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