Frenchville ATV accident victim dies

Posted Nov. 12, 2010, at 12:05 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:49 a.m.

Frenchville man dies of ATV crash injuries

BY JEN LYNDS

OF THE NEWS STAFF

FRENCHVILLE — A Frenchville man who suffered serious injuries in an ATV accident on Halloween has died.

Robert “Bobby” R. Tardif, 24, died at Eastern Maine Medical Center on Monday night, Nov. 8, a spokesman for the Bangor hospital confirmed Friday.

Tardif had been in critical condition at the facility since the accident.

The crash took place at 2:10 p.m. Oct. 31 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, with one 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.

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

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

His funeral was held Friday morning, according to an obituary published on bangordailynews.com.

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