Frenchville woman suffers significant injuries in crash

Posted Dec. 23, 2010, at 11:09 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:43 a.m.

FRENCHVILLE, Maine — A local woman suffered significant injuries on Thursday evening after her vehicle was struck head-on by another motorist.

Maine State Police Sgt. Brian Harris said that the crash happened at 1:30 on Cleveland Road.

According to Harris, David Fernald, 25, of Frenchville was northbound on the roadway behind the wheel of his 1986 Volvo sedan. He was operating in the wrong lane and drove head-on into 48-year-old Brenda Boucher, also of Frenchville.

Boucher was southbound in a 2000 Chevy Cavalier at the time of the crash, according to Harris.

Fernald suffered cuts to his head and face and was taken to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent. Boucher was trapped in her vehicle and the Frenchville Fire Department had to use extrication equipment to free her.

She also was taken by ambulance to Northern Maine Medical Center.

Harris said that she suffered two broken legs along with a compound break. She was stabilized, taken to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle and later transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Boucher was listed in stable condition Saturday at EMMC.

Both vehicles were deemed total losses.

Police did not immediately indicate why Fernald was in the wrong lane.

Trooper Robert Flynn is the primary investigator in the crash. The investigation is ongoing, according to Harris.

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