Two-automobile crash in Warren leaves one in hospital

Posted Dec. 05, 2010, at 9:23 p.m.

WARREN, Maine — Police are saying that a driver’s failure to yield to oncoming traffic on Route 90 at about noon Sunday caused a two-car accident that left her in the hospital with a minor head injury.

Danielle Burgess, 26, of Warren had been driving on the Western Road in a Chevy Cobalt when she stopped at a stop sign for the Route 90 intersection, according to Trooper Jeremy Wesbrock of the Maine State Police.

Burgess was hit by a blue Chevrolet SUV traveling east on Route 90 toward Rockport as she was traveling through the intersection, Wesbrock said. The accident was reported to police at 11:58 a.m.

Both vehicles had significant damage, he said, but driver Susan Allen, 41, of Lincolnville and the three children who were her passengers were uninjured.

Burgess was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport to be treated for a head injury that happened when her head struck the windshield, Wesbrock said.

“The only injured person was not wearing a seat belt,” he said.

The nursing supervisor on duty Sunday afternoon at the hospital said that Burgess was in the hospital but was unsure of her condition.

The collision is being attributed to Burgess’ failure to yield the right of way, Wesbrock said. No charges are being brought, and weather was not a factor, he said.

Crews from the Warren Fire Department and Warren Rescue also worked at the accident scene.

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