Man still critical week after ATV accident

Posted Nov. 08, 2010, at 6:55 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:49 a.m.

FRENCHVILLE, Maine — More than a week after suffering serious injuries in an ATV accident on Halloween, a local man remained in critical condition Monday at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

The medical condition of Robert Tardiff, 24, of Frenchville has essentially remained the same since the Oct. 31 accident, according to an EMMC spokesperson.

The crash took place at 2:10 p.m. on Paradis Lane in Frenchville, according to Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department.

Tardiff and Timmy Soucy, 25, of St. Agatha were operating separate ATVs, one of which was towing the other down the roadway, according to Dudley. Police have not disclosed which rider was doing the towing.

Dudley said it appears that both riders lost control of their ATVs, causing the two machines to roll over on the roadway. Dudley said neither driver was wearing a helmet.

Soucy was taken to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, was treated and released.

Tardiff was stabilized at NMMC and flown to the Bangor hospital.

He suffered head trauma in the accident, according to police.

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