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Corinth accident leaves three injured, one critically

Gabor Degre | BDN
Gabor Degre | BDN
An ambulance leaves the scene of a two-car crash as a wrecker pulls one of the vehicles from the ditch at the intersection of Route 15 and Route 43 in Corinth on Friday afternoon, May 11, 2012.
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

CORINTH, Maine — A two-car crash at an intersection in Corinth on Friday afternoon sent three local people to the hospital, one of whom was listed in critical condition Friday evening.

The names of the people involved — all of whom reside in the Corinth-Hudson area — were being withheld, Trooper Tucker Bonnevie of the Maine State Police said Friday night.

Bonnevie said the accident happened about 3:30 p.m. when a Nissan Altima in which three people were traveling on the section of Route 15 known as Tate Road drove through a stop sign and struck a Honda Accord in which one person was traveling on Route 43, also known locally as Hudson Road.

Both of the passengers in the Nissan were injured as was the driver of the Honda, Bonnevie said. The driver of the Nissan was not injured.

According to Bonnevie, both of the Nissan passengers had to be extricated from the wreckage. The passenger who was sitting in the back seat, behind the driver, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by LifeFlight and was listed in critical condition Friday night. Despite the seriousness of the injuries, the trooper was told they were not considered life-threatening.

The other two injured people were taken to EMMC by ambulance. No further information about their medical conditions was available.

Bonnevie said it was not clear why the driver of the Nissan did not stop at the stop sign.

The intersection, which contains two sharp turns, is one of the more dangerous ones in the area, he noted. He said it was not cross-shaped but rather was more like a “thin X.”

No charges are pending in connection with the crash, Bonnevie said.

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