Head-on crash in Ellsworth injures two motorists

Posted Dec. 09, 2010, at 3:03 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:54 a.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — An Ellsworth woman suffered multiple injuries late Wednesday night in a head-on crash on Route 1.

According to Lt. Harold Page of the Ellsworth Police Department, Ann Blood, 50, was headed north on Route 1 into Ellsworth near the intersection of Hagen’s Elbow about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. For an unknown reason, Page said, Blood’s vehicle, a Nissan Sentra, crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming Honda Accord driven by Charles Clark, 51, of Ellsworth.

Blood was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident but, according to Page, she still was ejected from the vehicle.

“That rarely happens,” he said. “The back of the seat broke and propelled her right out the back.”

Blood suffered multiple broken bones but no serious head injuries, Page said. She was taken by ambulance to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth and later was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Clark also was injured in the accident. He was taken to MCMH, was treated for minor injuries and later was released.

The accident remains under investigation.

rhewitt@bangordailynews.com667-9394

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