Ellsworth head-on collision sends two to hospital

Posted Sept. 25, 2010, at 4:10 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:07 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Two people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital Saturday afternoon after a head-on collision on Route 1 in front of Jordan’s Snack Bar.

The accident, involving a Toyota Camry sedan and a Pontiac Matrix SUV, happened just before 2:30 p.m. on the busy stretch of road.

Ellsworth police and fire officials were on the scene within minutes and placed two people into ambulances. They were taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

It wasn’t clear what caused the accident. Police were still investigating the crash Saturday afternoon and did not release the names of anyone involved.

Traffic was diverted for about a half-hour and police cleaned debris from the road and two trucks removed the vehicles.