May 22, 2018
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Brewer crash victim still in the hospital

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — The woman who was seriously injured in a crash early Wednesday morning was still in the hospital Thursday afternoon but is expected to live, Brewer police detective Sgt. Jay Munson said.

Police are not releasing the names of the driver or passenger in the single-vehicle crash, which broke a utility pole at the junction of North Main Street and Gettysburg Avenue at around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The 18-year-old woman injured was a passenger in a Chevy Cavalier driven by a 25-year-old man who police say was her boyfriend. The man swerved off North Main Street and hit the telephone pole, “breaking it and bringing down wires all over the place,” Sgt. Arden Jones said Wednesday.

The woman was unconscious when removed from the car by Brewer Fire and Rescue personnel and taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where she remained Thursday, Munson said.

The collision is still under investigation, and the detective said, “I’m waiting to talk to the victim.”

The hospital is not releasing any information about her condition. Her family told Munson that she is in serious condition but recovering.

“We’re not expecting it to be a fatal,” he said.

The driver walked away from the crash scene and police are not saying what caused the car to go off the road. Whether he will face any charges is pending the outcome of the investigation, Munson said.

Brewer police Officer Jeff Gotreau reconstructed the scene with the help of Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard.

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