BREWER, Maine — A local man driving his 18-year-old girlfriend around early Wednesday morning went off the road and crashed his car into a utility pole, seriously injuring her, Brewer police Sgt. Arden Jones said.
The 25-year-old man’s Chevy Cavalier hit the pole, “breaking it and bringing down wires all over the place,” Jones said. “A tractor-trailer came along shortly after the accident and got hooked up in the wires.”
Police are not releasing names of the driver or his passenger, who “has very serious injuries,” the sergeant said. The young woman was unconscious when removed from the car by Brewer Fire and Rescue personnel and taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, he said.
The single-vehicle accident occurred near the junction of North Main Street and Gettysburgh Avenue at around 12:20 a.m.
“He appeared to be unhurt,” Jones said of the driver. “The last word I got is that they believe that she is going to live, but she has very serious injuries.”
A reconstructionist was called in to investigate the cause of the accident, which closed the roadway until around 7:45 a.m.
Police are releasing few details about the crash, including what led to the car going off the road.
“There are some things in the report that I can’t tell you right now,” Jones said.
Thick, black tire tracks at the scene clearly show the route the vehicle took.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department assisted by redirecting traffic, and Brewer police Officer Jeff Gotreau reconstructed the scene with the help of Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard.
Jones said the crash was under investigation, and he was not sure if any charges would be filed.