Ellsworth man hurt in one-vehicle accident on Route 1A

Posted Nov. 15, 2010, at 4:56 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:06 p.m.

DEDHAM, Maine — A man from Ellsworth was injured Monday afternoon in a single vehicle accident on Route 1A just south of the Lucerne Inn.

According to Trooper Gregory Roy of the Maine State Police, Edmund Wallace, 73, was headed toward Bangor on Route 1A at about 3 p.m. on Monday when the accident occurred. The cause of the crash was still under investigation. Roy said Wallace may have fallen asleep or may have suffered some type of medical issue.

Wallace’s vehicle, a Chevy pickup truck, left the road, crashed through a guardrail, rolled over several times and then crashed back through the guard rail before coming to rest partially in the road. A section of the guardrail also was in the road, slowing traffic briefly, according to Roy. The road was cleared and traffic was moving smoothly within 10 minutes, he said.

Wallace suffered several cuts to his head in the accident. Although conscious at the scene, he did not recall any details of the accident, the trooper said. He was taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. There was no immediate report on his condition.

Wallace was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

His vehicle was considered a total loss, according to Roy.

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