Three escape injury in Presque Isle crash

Posted Sept. 09, 2011, at 9:28 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Three people escaped serious injury on Thursday evening after a two-car accident in the city.

Presque Isle Police Officer Lynn Hartley said Friday that the accident happened just after 5 p.m. on Caribou Road near Caron Lawn and Property Maintenance.

Hartley said Samruay Gardner, 70, was northbound in a 2002 Pontiac four-door vehicle when she slowed to turn left into the lawn care business. She was accompanied by a front seat passenger, 79-year-old Fred O’Clair.

Angela McDonald, 20, who was following behind in a 2002 Buick four-door vehicle, apparently didn’t see that Gardner’s vehicle was slowing in front of her and hit the back end of the Pontiac, Hartley said.

Occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts. O’Clair suffered a bump on his head and complained of neck pain. He was evaluated at the scene by Crown Ambulance of Presque Isle. No one else was injured.

Hartley said McDonald’s vehicle suffered extensive front-end damage and was totaled. Gardner’s vehicle suffered some back-end damage but is repairable.

No charges were filed.

Hartley was assisted at the scene by Stephanie Beaulieau, with the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and Presque Isle police Officer Danielle Levesque.

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