Four people in the hospital after Bath accident

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted March 20, 2012, at 10:14 a.m.

BATH, Maine — Four people were injured, two seriously, Monday night after a vehicle rear-ended another in the northbound lanes of Route 1, according to police.

A 2003 Acura was headed northbound when it struck a Lincoln in the rear, pushing that vehicle “several hundred feet,” Bath police Chief Michael Field said in a news release.

The Acura lost control, struck a road sign and rolled over into the right side median.

The driver of the Acura and his male passenger were transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland with life-threatening injuries. Field declined to release the names of the victims while the accident is being investigated.

The Lincoln’s female operator was transported to Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Field said. Her passenger was taken to the same hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

State Police, along with Bath and Brunswick police, are reconstructing the crash. The northbound lanes of Route 1 were closed Monday night from the New Meadows Road exit in West Bath to Bath but have since reopened.

Stephanie Thatcker, 43, Brunswick. Her son, age 11. Adam Thatcker.

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