Old Town collision sends 6 to hospital

Posted Sept. 27, 2010, at 11:29 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — Driver inattention was cited as the cause of a rear-end crash early Monday afternoon that sent six people to a Bangor hospital.

The accident occurred about 1:50 p.m. on Main Street when Kristen Hammond, 21, of Milford “took her eyes off the road” while driving her 1999 Toyota Corolla and ran into the back end of a 2001 Dodge van driven by Amanda Seekins, 35, of Kenduskeag, Old Town police Sgt. Mike Hashey said.

Hashey said that five people suffered minor injuries including bumps and scrapes, neck and back pain and a possible broken hand.

Taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor were Seekins and her passengers, her husband, Jeffrey Seekins, 37, of Kenduskeag, and Nancy MacDonald-Doyle, 52, whose hometown was not available, as well as Hammond and her passenger Kayla Lilly, 22, whose hometown was not available, Hashey said.

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He said that an 11-month-old child who was riding in Hammond’s car also went to the hospital but was not injured.

Hashey said no charges have been filed in connection with the accident, which remains under investigation.

The injured were taken to the hospital by emergency medical personnel from Old Town, Orono and the University of Maine, Hashey said.

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